MCFRS will continue a zero tolerance policy on fireworks this July 4 week. Penalties for possessing or setting off fireworks, including gold label sparklers, could earn you a fine of up to $1,000 and/or six months in jail.
Private displays are also illegal. The county simply won’t issue permits. You’ll have to head to one of a number of public celebrations in the area.
We’re told Columbia Country Club’s July 2 fireworks display and July 3 rain date have both been cancelled because of all the recent rain that has hit the grounds.
More from MCFRS:
What fireworks are legal?
In Montgomery County, ALL fireworks are illegal to possess or discharge including gold label sparklers. Snap-and-pop noise makers, snakes and party poppers are the only exception to this law.
Can I receive fireworks at my home through the mail?
No. Use of the mail for the transportation of fireworks for use in the State of Maryland is illegal.
Can I have a private fireworks display at my residence with proper permits?
No. You can not have a private display; however, you can apply to have a public display with proper permits and insurance.
Can I receive fireworks at my residence delivered by a public carrier?
No. It doesn’t matter where the fireworks are purchased or how they are brought into Maryland. Fireworks are still illegal in Montgomery County.
Where do I report violations involving fireworks?
Residents should call 301-279-8000. Do NOT call 911 unless you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help. Non-emergency 911 calls can delay getting assistance to people with actual emergencies.
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