Did You Know? Fireworks Are Illegal in CT Unless You are Licensed to Possess Them.

Greenwich Police warn that fireworks are illegal in Connecticut unless you are licensed to possess them.

Fireworks are devices that fly or explode, including firecrackers, skyrockets, bottle rockets, roman candles and devices containing any explosive or flammable compounds. These are all illegal in Connecticut.

Only sparklers and fountains are legal in Connecticut but they can’t be sold or used by anyone younger than 16.

Sparklers means a wire or stick coated with pyrotechnic composition that produces a sower of sparks upon ignition. Fountain means any cardboard or heavy paper cone or cylindrical tube containing pyrotechnic mixture that upon ignition produces a shower of colored sparks or smoke. A fountain includes a spike fountain, a base made of wood or plastic for placing on the ground, or a handle fountain, which is a handheld device with a wooden or cardboard handle.

Novelties and trick noise makers such as smoke bombs, party poppers and snappers and the “snake,” are banned in Connecticut.

Sky lanterns are also prohibited.