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Fireworks Illegal in James City County

Date: June 23, 2009
Contact: Margaret Tucker, JCC Fire Department


Phone: 757-253-0574


Fire Marshals Office, JCC Fire Department


In James City County, the use, possession, display, sale and storage of fireworks is prohibited.  This includes fireworks that are legally purchased elsewhere under state law.  Violations are class 1 misdemeanors and may be jailed for twelve months and/or fined up to $2,500.


County residents who have 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.

For more information or education about fireworks and/or fire safety, visit


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