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        Administrator:Molly Price
        Board Staff:Janene Medlin
        Advice Counsel:   Georgia Lewis   **
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**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
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and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
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South Carolina Board of Pyrotechnic Safety

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you have to be to purchase fireworks?
South Carolina State Law states that no person under the age of sixteen (16) shall be sold permissible fireworks.

Can I sell fireworks from a tent?
No. State law prohibits the retail sale of consumer fireworks from a tent, canopy and membrane structures.

Can I sell fireworks from a vehicle?
No. Fireworks cannot be sold from vehicles such as cars, vans, buses or any other motor driven vehicle.

How can I tell if a fireworks stand is approved to sell fireworks in South Carolina?
A 3” x 5” permit sticker is posted on the building.

What is the permit fee for a fireworks stand?
The fees vary.  The permit fee for a temporary stand is $100. The fee for a permanent stand is $200.

Are M-80s and Cherry Bombs legal in South Carolina?
No. Those types of fireworks have been prohibited by Federal Law since 1966. Firecrackers sold to the public in the U.S. can only have 50 milligrams or less of pyrotechnic composition per firecracker. A true M-80 contains much more than 50 milligrams, and is therefore illegal.

How do I make a complaint regarding a fireworks facility?
Complaints can be filed through the online system or by contacting the Board by email at or phone at (803) 896-4259.

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