Hawaii State Fireworks Laws


Specifically permitted

Items that comply with regulations of CPSC and DOT definitions. Permit required for each 5,000 individual units of firecrackers.

Specifically prohibited

Aerial fireworks such as, bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopters, torpedoes, daygo bombs, roman candles, flying pigs, and jumping jacks, which move about the ground farther than inside a circle with a radius of twelve feet as measured from the point where the item was placed and ignited, aerial shells and mines.

Age of purchase

Age to sell

Limitations on selling

Limitations on purchasing

18 years

18 years

Consumer fireworks cannot be sold after:

12:01 a.m. on New Year’s day

6:00 p.m. on Chinese New Year’s Day

8:00 p.m. on July 4th.

Purchase of consumer fireworks can only occur within 5 days of New Years, Chinese New Years, July 4th, or a culture event for which a permit has been obtained.


Display Permit

Apply to County at least 20 days before display date. Permit fee is $110. An inspection fee of $200 may be assessed.


Surety bond or insurance required. If insurance, the policy must provide for at least $5,000 for injury or death of any person, $10,000 for the injury or death of 2 persons, $5,000 property damage. If surety bond, minimum amount is $10,000. Local authority may require higher amounts.

Operator required

State certificate of fitness license

STORAGE Approved storage areas per all state and county fire and safety codes.
LICENSING Annual licenses required, expiring on March 31.
Import $3,000
Wholesale $2,000
Storage $1,000
Retail $ 500



LAW NUMBER Haw. Rev. Stat. § 132d-1 through 132d-21

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