Nevada fireworks laws can be confusing, especially if you are suffering from an injury brought on by someone else’s use of fireworks. Each county in the state sets its own rules for fireworks. Fireworks across the state cannot be used on the streets or sidewalks in any city. They also are not allowed on any school district or government property.
At Bighorn Law, our personal injury attorneys work with many people who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own, including those facing challenges related to firework accidents. If you are the victim, contact us for a free consultation.
Are Fireworks Legal in Nevada?
As noted, fireworks laws differ from one county to the next. However, the state's Safe-N-Sane fireworks law applies to the entire state. This law describes very specific types of fireworks that the state considers safer to use. These fireworks are legal as long as they meet very specific requirements:
- They are sold between June 28th and July 4th
- They have the specific Safe-N-Sane label on them
- They are purchased from a licensed vendor who has a fire department-approved booth for the sale of them
These are the only fireworks that are allowed to be used in the week leading up to the Fourth of July. What makes them considered safer is that the fire department has tested and approved them for use.
Keep in mind that any of these can be illegal in some counties if used outside of that week
Which Types of Fireworks Are Illegal to Use in Nevada?
The state has a list of very specific fireworks that are considered illegal to use at any time. This law applies under (NAC 477.661(1)(c). Illegal fireworks include:
- Mortar shells
- Roman candles
- Bottle rockets
- Black cats
- All sparklers that are more than 10 inches in length or have a diameter of more than ¼ inch
This is not a full list. If you are considering purchasing fireworks to use yourself, check your
country’s specific laws on fireworks. These can change year-to-year as well.
A person that is found to be guilty of using fireworks illegally will face, most often, fines, though this is also set by the county. Keep in mind that if you cause injury to another person or someone else’s property, you could be financially liable for those losses.
Have You Suffered Injuries from Fireworks Mistakes Others Made?
If you have injuries from the negligence others showed in the use of fireworks, it is critical that you reach out to a personal injury attorney like our professionals at Bighorn Law. Allow our legal team to provide you with clear insight into what your rights are when facing these complications. Keep in mind that someone else may be responsible for your medical bills, lost time at work, and property damage. If that is the case, we will fight to help you recover those losses.
Reach out to us to learn more about Nevada fireworks laws and to set up a free consultation
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