A new state of Ohio fireworks law took effect on July 1, 2022 which allows for residents to use consumer-grade fireworks on certain designated days. On June 13, 2022, the City of Sandusky City Commission passed an ordinance amending the City's fireworks laws. Based on City ordinances, residents are still prohibited from launching consumer-grade fireworks within city limits except for on the following days:
  • Memorial Day from 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • July 3, 4, and 5 from 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • New Year's Eve from 4:00 PM -  11:59 PM
On those days, residents may use consumer-grade fireworks on their own private property. Launching fireworks from city parks or on the public right-of-way is still prohibited. All users of consumer grade fireworks must follow rules set by the state of Ohio. 

Safety Tips

Fireworks are extremely dangerous – so, please be safe and follow basic safety protocols. Each year, thousands of people are injured in fireworks-related incidents and sadly, many die as a result. In addition, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year resulting in extensive damage to structures, vehicles, and property.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers the following guidelines for safety:

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.
  • Never hold lit fireworks in your hands.
  • Never light fireworks indoors.
  • Only use fireworks away from people, houses, and flammable material.
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.
  • Keep water or a fire extinguisher nearby to fully douse fireworks that don't discharge or in case of fire.