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Fireworks Information

The Cape Coral Fire Department is responsible for the permitting and inspection related to fireworks sales and displays.

  • Vendors are required to be licensed to sell fireworks in the City of Cape Coral and to have purchasers complete a form as to the intended use of the fireworks. 
  • City ordinances prohibit the setting off of fireworks within the city boundaries. A permit is required for a fireworks display.


Fireworks Safety Information:

  • Use consumer fireworks responsibly.
  • Be safe and keep away from children.
  • Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. 
  • Obey all local laws: Florida law prohibits any fireworks that fly through the air or explode — such as Roman candles, bottle rockets and mortars —  for recreational use. But according to state law, if they are used to scare off birds from farms or fish hatcheries, the explosives are allowed.
  • Only use fireworks outdoors.
  • Keep away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never assume a firework is a “dud”, wait 20 minutes and soak in a bucket of water.
  • Never relight a firework that did not work.
  • Never hold fireworks in your hands when lighting.
  • Do not shoot fireworks from glass bottles or metal containers.
  • Read the instructions before lighting any fireworks.
  • Fireworks are an explosive and will cause damage to your body.
  • Light one firework at a time.
  • Never keep fireworks in your pocket.
  • Have a bucket of water and a charged water line near by.
  • Never try to create homemade fireworks.
  • Be cautious.
  • Be prepared.
  • Be safe.
  • Enjoy the event.
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