Can PA Residents Buy Fireworks?

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Dear Mel,

I live in Pa. How come I can't buy fireworks even though there are stores all over the state?

Johnny P. Thompson, PA



Dear Johnny P.,

What an awesome question! So many people are confused by this and by many of the laws governing fireworks. It just so happens that the law was recently changed. Pennsylvania residents can now buy any and all fireworks sold legally at PA fireworks stores. You must be 18 and have a valid drivers license or state picture id. To set them off you must have permission from, or be, the landowner. So welcome to the party PA! Find a more detailed answer to this question here...


Keep it kickin' Johnny P.


Mel works at Mess's Fireworks and has been in the business of fireworks for over 15 years. Got a fireworks question? Ask Mel...If she doesn't know the answer, nobody does.