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Fireworks Illegal in James City County

Date: June 23, 2008
Contact: John Black
Fire Marshal


Phone: (757) 220-0626



In James City County, the possession, display, sale, and storage of fireworks is prohibited. This includes fireworks that may be legally purchased elsewhere under state law.


Violations are class 1 misdemeanors and are punishable by confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and/or a fine of not more than $2,500.


County residents who have inadvertently purchased or are in possession of fireworks are encouraged to turn them in at any County Fire Station or to call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 220-0626 for assistance. Individuals voluntarily surrendering fireworks will not be criminally charged.


Fireworks displays conducted with a permit issued by the James City County Fire Marshal’s Office are exempt.



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