What types of fireworks are illegal to discharge in Ohio without a license and permit?
1.3G Fireworks
Display or exhibitor fireworks include aerial shells that are fired from mortars. They can only be sold by a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler, or, under limited circumstances, out-of-state shippers. They can only be sold to a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler or exhibitor. 1.3G fireworks can only be discharged by a professional, licensed exhibitor. These fireworks can only be discharged by a licensed exhibitor in accordance with Ohio laws regarding exhibitions, including a properly issued exhibition permit issued by the local fire and police departments.


1.4G Fireworks
Commonly referred to as consumer fireworks, these include firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles and fountains. A license is needed to sell these, but anyone over the age of 18 may purchase these items, but must sign a form certifying they will take the fireworks outside the state of Ohio within 48 hours. It’s illegal to set them off in Ohio.

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1. What types of fireworks can be legally discharged in Ohio?
2. Are any fireworks completely safe?
3. What types of fireworks are illegal to discharge in Ohio without a license and permit?
4. How many fireworks stores are in Ohio?
5. What is a purchaser form?
6. Are there penalties for failing to follow Ohio's fireworks laws?
7. How many injuries result from fireworks use?
8. How does the State Fire Marshal promote fireworks safety in Ohio?
9. What is the process for fireworks exhibitions?