POINT PLEASANT – “The Point Pleasant Point Pleasant Police officers will actively confiscate all illegal fireworks and individuals may be charged criminally. Residents are encouraged to attend the professional legal fireworks displays in the surrounding communities to ensure a safe July 4th celebration,” Police Capt. Robert Lokerson said.
Residents ages 16 and older may legally purchase and use hand-held and ground-based sparklers, poppers and snappers.
However, all other fireworks – firecrackers, aerials, sky rockets and bottle rockets, single-tube device with report, re-loadable shell devices and Roman candles – remain illegal to sell, purchase and use in New Jersey, unless properly licensed.
“Yes, New Jersey residents can legally buy fireworks in Pennsylvania under that state’s law. Several retailers are located just across the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border and cater to out-of-state visitors,” Lokerson said. “However, anyone who crosses the border into the Garden State with illegal fireworks is breaking New Jersey law. It is illegal to carry or use banned fireworks in New Jersey, even if they were legally purchased in Pennsylvania or other states with less-strict laws.”
Using, possessing and selling fireworks is a disorderly person’s offense and carries a fine up to $500.