Firecrackers on sale for Independence Day

In Honolulu, firecrackers can be set off on July 4 between 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 UPDATED 2:37 PM HST Jul 02, 2013
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Firecracker permits for the Independence Day holiday are no longer available on Oahu, as Honolulu’s fireworks ordinance requires permits be obtained no less than ten days before they are used.  For those with permits, firecrackers will be sold from Saturday, June 29, at 12:01 a.m. to Thursday, July 4, at 8 p.m.  They may be set off on July 4 between 1 and 9 p.m.

Firecrackers must be purchased from licensed retailers no more than five days prior to its use. Retail licenses shall be prominently displayed in public view and secured at the location for which the license has been issued.  Licensed retailers shall not sell more than 5,000 individual firecrackers per permit.

While firecracker permits for the Independence Day holiday are no longer available, consumers may obtain firecracker permits for the next holiday, which is New Year’s Eve, anytime this year until Friday, December 20, 2013.

According to Chapter 132D, HRS, the use of aerial fireworks is prohibited unless the HFD's Fire Chief issues a display permit.

General Fireworks Prohibitions

The Honolulu Fire Department says it is unlawful for any person in Honolulu to do the following:

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