Legal vs. Illegal Fireworks
As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, we would like to remind Leland citizens that firecrackers, ground spinners, bottle rockets, roman candles, and aerial fireworks are illegal in the State of North Carolina. Violators will face criminal charges.
In general, sparklers, fountains and novelty fireworks items that do not explode or are not intended to spin or to leave the ground and fly through the air, are permitted for use in North Carolina. A simple rule of thumb; an...ything that explodes or is projected into the air is illegal.
We advise that you only attend public fireworks displays performed by trained and permitted professionals. After the display, do not pick up or touch leftover fireworks because they may still be active.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!