The Honolulu Fire Department is reminding the public that firecracker permits are necessary for firecrackers used during New Year’s Eve celebration and that permits are available now through Dec. 21.
Honolulu’s fireworks ordinance requires that permits be obtained no less than ten days before they are used.
For New Year’s Eve celebrations, firecrackers may be set off, ignited, or discharged from 9 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2012 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2013.
Each permit will allow the purchase of not more than 5,000 firecrackers from licensed retailers.
Honolulu’s fireworks ordinance also requires that firecrackers be purchased from licensed retailers no more than five days prior to its use.
Firecrackers can be sold from Dec. 26, at 12:01 a.m. to midnight on Dec. 31.
Only firecrackers that are purchased with a permit from licensed retailers are legal on Oahu. Other fireworks, including fountains and sparklers, are illegal.
Firecracker permits are $25 and may be obtained at Satellite City Halls. Permits are not available at fire stations.