Collier County Sheriffs Office – It Is now legal to set off fireworks!

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According to Florida State Statute 791.08, as of April 2020, it is now legal to set off fireworks on Independence Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Existing local regulations prohibiting fireworks are still enforceable, but none apply to unincorporated Collier County at this time. Fireworks are defined as anything that blows up or shoots into the air.

Igniting fireworks any other day of the year is considered illegal if done without a permit and is punishable as a first-degree misdemeanor.

The new law states that homeowner associations may not enact new bylaws that would contradict this new law.

Fireworks can, however, be deemed illegal on the three permitted holidays if a countywide burn ban is in effect.

In the City of Naples, all fireworks, including sparklers, are still prohibited on the beaches, the Naples Pier, and in City parks – even on these holidays. Fireworks are also prohibited on Marco Island.