Manchester, Connecticut

Fireworks / Sparklers - Retail Sales

TEMPORARY SITE REQUIREMENTS FOR
RETAIL SALES OF FIREWORKS/SPARKLERS

State of Connecticut Firework Regulations
 
PERMIT:
A Permit is required from the Fire Marshal’s Office. Permit requirements are as follows:

SALE OF FIREWORKS / SPARKLERS PERMIT APPLICATION
 
  • Applicant name / address / phone #
  • Location (address) of sale
  • Date(s) of sale
  • A layout / plan, including measurements
  • An inventory of products, including the explosive gram amount
  • A fully charged, portable 'ABC' fire extinguisher with a minimum 18 BC rating must be on site at all times
  • A Flammable Fire Certificate (if using a tent), compliant with NFPA 701
  • $125 Permit fee payable to "Town of Manchester"
An inspection will be completed once the Permit is approved.
 
FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCESS:
Any portion of an exterior wall of a building, sidewall of a tent, or other defined perimeter of a consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales facility shall be accessible within one hundred fifty feet (150’) of a public way or an approved fire apparatus access.
 
CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES:
The area located within thirty feet (30’) of a consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales facility shall be kept free of accumulated dry grass, dry brush, and combustible debris.
 
PARKING:
No motor vehicle or trailer used for the storage of consumer fireworks/sparklers shall be parked within ten feet (10’) of a consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales facility, except when delivering, loading, or unloading fireworks/sparklers or other merchandise and materials used, stored, or displayed for sale in the facility.
 
FIREWORKS/SPARKLERS DISCHARGE:
Fireworks/sparklers shall not be ignited, discharged, or otherwise used within three hundred feet (300’) of a consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales facility or store.
 
At least one (1) sign that reads as follows, in letters at least four inches (4”) high on a contrasting background, shall be conspicuously posted on the exterior of each side of the consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales facility:
"NO FIREWORKS/SPARKLERS DISCHARGED WITHIN 300 FEET"
 
SALES TO MINORS:
At lease one (1) sign that reads as follows, in letters at least four inches (4”) high on a contrasting background, shall be conspicuously posted on the exterior of each side of the consumer fireworks/sparklers retails sales facility:
"NO FIREWORKS/SPARKLERS SALES TO
PERSON(S) UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN (16)"

NO SMOKING SIGNS:
Smoking shall not be permitted inside or within fifty feet (50’) of the consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales area.
 
At least one (1) sign that reads as follows, in letters at least two inches (2”) high on a contrasting background, shall be conspicuously posted at each entrance or within ten feet (10’) of every aisle directly serving the consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales area in a store:
"NO FIREWORKS/SPARKLERS - NO SMOKING"
 
TEMPORARY FACILITIES:
The minimum separation distances for temporary consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales facilities are as follows:
 
                        Buildings                                                          Twenty Feet (20’)
                        Combustibles                                                   Twenty Feet (20’)
                        Tents                                                                Twenty Feet (20’)
                        Vehicle Parking                                                Ten Feet (10’)
                        Stands                                                             Twenty Feet (20’)
                        Storage of Consumer Fireworks/Sparklers      Twenty Feet (20’)
 
OTHER SEPARATION DISTANCES:
Consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales facilities and stores shall not be located within fifty feet (50’) of the following:
           
  1. Motor vehicle fuel-dispensing station dispensers
  2. Retail propane-dispensing station dispensers
  3. Aboveground storage tanks for flammable or combustible liquid, flammable gas, or flammable liquefied gas
  4. Compressed natural gas-dispensing facilities
 
Consumer fireworks/sparklers retail sales and storage areas shall not be located within three hundred feet (300’) of any aboveground bulk storage or bulk dispensing area for the following:
 
  1. Flammable or combustible liquid
  2. Flammable gas
  3. Flammable liquefied gas

A list of fireworks/sparklers to be sold shall be supplied to the Fire Marshal’s Office, to include the name and gram amount of pyrotechnic material in each device. The total gram amount of pyrotechnic material shall not exceed one hundred (100) grams. One (1) sample of the assortment package being sold shall be opened so that individual items can be seen and identified.