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Yes It Is Legal to Sell Fireworks – But You Need Permits!

by Prince Of Petworth June 8, 2011 at 11:30 am 31 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Suse_dc

Every year people ask about the legality of fireworks in DC so I just wanted to share a note from DCRA:

As the July 4th holiday approaches get all the required permits, licenses, and inspections for you to legally set up a fireworks stand and sell fireworks. Use or the possession of illegal fireworks in the District of Columbia could face fines and penalties of up to $2,000 and/or arrest for further prosecution.

Permits, certificate of occupancy, FEMS application, and Basic business license are required to legally operate a fireworks sales stand in the District of Columbia.

The deadline for submitting applications to DCRA is June 20, 2011

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