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Arkansas State Fireworks Laws

ARKANSAS CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically permitted

Roman candles, skyrockets, helicopter rockets, cylindrical and cone fountains, wheels, torches, colored fire, dipped sticks, mines and shells, firecrackers with soft casings, and novelties (size limitations specified.)
 
Age to purchase 12 years

Selling period

June 20-July 10 and December 10-January 5 (Snakes and sparklers permitted all year.)
 

Display Permit

Insurance

Proof of liability

Operator

Shooters license required. Apply to Director of State Police at least 2 days before display date. Prior approval by local authorities required. Display must be performed in accordance with NFPA Standard 1123.

LICENSING

Annual licenses required. Apply to Director of State Police before April 1. Valid May 1-April 30. Non-residents must have license to do business in state. Retailer may purchase license from supplier, who must report to the director of state police semi-annually (January 31 and July 31.) Minimum age 21 years.
Manufacturer $ 1,000
Importer $ 750
Distributor $ 500
Wholesaler $ 100
Retail (per outlet) $ 25
Shooter $ 50
Public Display $ 25

ENFORCING AUTHORITY 

Commander, Fire Marshal’s Office
Arkansas State Police
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
501-221-8258
www.asp.state.ar.us/pl/fm.html

LAW NUMBER

Act 224 of 1961, Act 379 of 1977
Act 677 of 1991, ACA 20-22-701-through-715

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