Can I purchase and use fireworks in Annapolis?
It is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks in the City of Annapolis without a permit issued by the State Fire Marshal. Under Maryland law, the following are not classified as fireworks and are legal for outdoor use:
- Toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns and other devices that use paper caps if the devices are constructed so that a hand cannot touch the cap when the cap is in place for use.
- Hand-held sparklers that do not contain chlorates or perchlorates ("gold label" only).
- Ground based sparkling devices that are non-aerial and non-explosive. Legal ground-based sparklers are stationary, sit on the ground and emit a shower of sparks several feet into the air. Some may whistle, but they do not pop or crack. They do not explode, shoot projectiles or move along the ground.
- Paper-wrapped snappers that contain less than 0.03 grains of explosive composition.
- Ash-producing pellets known as "snakes."

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1. May I use a barbecue grill on the balcony of my condo or apartment?
2. How do I get the location of the fire station or of a fire hydrant for insurance purposes?
3. Should I assume my fire extinguisher has outlived its usefulness if it's 15 years old, and if so, how can I dispose of it?
4. Where are smoke alarms required in my home?
5. My neighbor has junk, debris and other items stored on his property which I think creates a fire hazard. What can be done to remedy this condition?
6. Can I purchase and use fireworks in Annapolis?
7. What is the procedure for applying for a building or fire protection system permit?
8. I received notice that my business is due for a fire safety inspection. What should I expect for them to check?
9. Are small campfires, burn pits and bonfires allowed with Annapolis?
10. Is there a special smoke alarm for the hearing impaired?