Fireworks Permit Now Available for Purchase for Fourth of July Holiday
Permits are now available for residents wanting to buy and ignite firecrackers on the Fourth of July.
The public is reminded that permits must be obtained from Kaua‘i Fire Department by July 2 if they wish to celebrate the holiday with pyrotechnics. Permit applications are available at KFD headquarters located at the Līhu‘e Civic Center Pi‘ikoi Building, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 315, on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Although the following items are classified as fireworks, no permit is required to purchase them: snakes, sparklers, fountains, cylindrical or cone fountains, whistles, toy smoke devices, wheels and ground spinners, and other similar products.
The cost of a fireworks permit is $25. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Only licensed pyro-technicians with proper permits are authorized to ignite aerial fireworks.
Fireworks and firecrackers may only be ignited on private property between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on July 4. It is illegal to set off fireworks on public property, including streets, sidewalks, or parks. In addition, removing the powder or pyrotechnic contents from any firework is prohibited.
The public is also advised that all aerial luminaries, also known as flying lanterns or flying luminaries, are prohibited.
Capt. Jeremie Makepa with the Fire Prevention Bureau advises everyone to exercise caution when igniting fireworks, follow listed instructions, and be sure that children are under adult supervision at all times.
For more information about fire safety, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 808-241-4985.