M-80 Fireworks (Flashpowder Explosives) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Moorestown Police remind all that Fireworks Sale, Possession, and Use is dangerous and illegal. It's not worth going to the hospital or Court.
Chapter 3: Sale, use, etc., declared against public health, safety and welfare
Section: 21:3-2: Sale, possession or use prohibited; exceptions
21:3-2. It shall be unlawful for any person to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell, possess or use, or explode any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy cannon, toy cane or toy gun in which explosives are used; the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same; firecrackers; torpedoes; skyrockets, Roman candles, bombs, sparklers or other fireworks of like construction,
Except as otherwise may be provided in this chapter, it shall be lawful to sell fireworks to a person only if that person is named as the authorized purchaser in a valid permit issued pursuant to R.S.21:3-3 or that person is the owner, manager, or designated employee acting as the agent of the owner or manager, of a legally operated commercial enterprise registered pursuant to section 10 of P.L.1991, c.55 (C.21:2-37), and the permit is presented to the manufacturer, seller or distributor at the time of purchase. If the manufacturer, seller or distributor is located in a state other than this State, a purchase shall be by mail order form and a photocopy of the valid permit or registration shall be submitted with the form to satisfy the requirement in this paragraph.
Amended 1962, c.82; 1970, c.220; 1991,c.55,s.4.
The sale or possession with the intent to sell fireworks is a 4th degree crime carrying up to 18 months in jail.
Mere possession of fireworks is a petty disorderly persons offense which can result in up to 30 days in jail and fines up to $500.
Township of Moorestown Police Department
1245 N. Church Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057