West Virginia Fireworks Laws
Specifically Permitted Sparkling devices (fountains, wire sparklers, trick noisemakers, smoke devices, snakes).
Specifically Prohibited Firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, roman candles, daygo bombs.
Selling Period Year-round
Retail Sale Business registration certificate and a Sparklers and Novelties Registration Certificate are required, $15 fee.
Minimum Age to Purchase 16 Years Old
Display Permit Apply to State Fire Marshal and local authorities at least 15 days before display date. Non-residents must appoint an in-state legal representative to obtain license, if the local authorities require legal representation.
Insurance Required Minimum $500,000. Local authorities may require a $1,000 bond.
Operator Minimum age: 21 years. State license required; apply to State Fire Marshal. Two operators are required per display.
MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION
Labeling, storage, and transportation regulations specified in law.
Manufacturing license required. Apply first to local authorities, then to state authorities.
West Virginia State Fire Marshal
Regulatory & Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier Street, 2nd Floor
Charleston, WV 25201
West Virginia Code, Chapter 29, Article 3, Sec. 23
and 24 as amended.