2020 Marks First Year Backyard Fireworks On 4th Of July Legal In State Of Florida

Feb 11, 2019

Understanding the Updates in Florida's Fireworks Laws

On the 4th of July, Americans across the nation celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. In 2020, there is significant news for residents of Florida. For the first time in years, backyard fireworks have become legal in the state. This change brings excitement and a sense of freedom as Floridians can now enjoy a more dazzling and festive July 4th celebration at home.

The Impact on Floridians

Until recently, Florida restricted the use of fireworks to professionals or permitted displays. This meant that individuals could not legally purchase or use fireworks for their personal celebrations. However, in 2020, the state revised its laws, allowing residents to enjoy fireworks in their own backyards.

Fireworks Safety Regulations

While fireworks are now legal to use in Florida, it is essential to prioritize safety during your celebrations. The state has implemented specific regulations to ensure the well-being of residents and prevent accidents. These regulations include:

  • Fireworks must be purchased from licensed vendors.
  • Fireworks should only be used by individuals aged 18 years or older.
  • Fireworks must be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Fireworks should be ignited outdoors and away from buildings, vehicles, or any flammable materials.
  • Adult supervision is required when children are handling or using fireworks.
  • Fireworks should not be used under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Local Regulations and Noise Complaints

While the state has legalized backyard fireworks, it is important to consider local regulations and potential noise complaints. Some municipalities may impose additional restrictions or guidelines regarding the use of fireworks within their jurisdiction. It is advisable to check with your local government or homeowners' association to ensure compliance with any specific regulations.

Celebrating Safely

To ensure a safe and enjoyable fireworks display at home, follow these tips:

  1. Designate a designated area for fireworks away from spectators and flammable materials.
  2. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby in case of any accidents or emergencies.
  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework carefully.
  4. Light fireworks one at a time, backing away quickly after lighting them.
  5. Never attempt to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
  6. Dispose of used fireworks in a bucket of water.
  7. Always prioritize the safety of yourself and others.


The year 2020 marks an exciting change for residents of Florida, allowing them to legally enjoy backyard fireworks on the 4th of July. Baytowne Reporting is your source for comprehensive information on Florida's fireworks laws, regulations, and safety guidelines. As you plan your Independence Day celebration, remember to prioritize the safety and well-being of yourself, your loved ones, and your community. Have a safe and memorable 4th of July!

Greg Gunwall
That's amazing! πŸ”₯✨ Finally, Floridians can create their own fireworks displays at home πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‰
Nov 8, 2023
Patrick Doucette
Great news for Floridians! Let the celebrations ignite the sky!
Oct 18, 2023
Denise Clark
πŸŽ‰ Finally, Floridians can light up the sky on 4th of July! About time! πŸŽ‡βœ¨πŸ”₯
Oct 9, 2023