Municipal and Plantation Consumer Fireworks Ordinances

Under Maine Statute Title 8, §223-A, municipalities that prohibit or restrict the sale or use of consumer fireworks shall provide to the Office of the State Fire Marshal a copy of the relevant restriction or prohibition within 60 days of adoption. The 128th Maine Legislature enacted legislation in 2017 that allows Maine plantations to adopt consumer fireworks ordinances: plantation law (PDF, 1 page, 217 KB). The list below contains the consumer fireworks ordinances currently on file with the Office of State Fire Marshal. Please check with a municipalities' or plantation's main office before using fireworks in a municipality or plantation that isn't on the list below, because some municipalities and plantations have not forwarded their consumer fireworks ordinances to our office. If a municipality or plantation has not adopted a consumer fireworks ordinance to prohibit or restrict the sale of consumer fireworks, then state law would apply. Select this link to access state guidelines for use of consumer fireworks in a municipality or plantation that hasn't adopted a consumer fireworks ordinance.

The fireworks ordinances listed on this page have been arranged into several groups to reflect the general intent of the ordinances. Please review an ordinance for specific information that may be contained within it.

For questions about this list, please contact Michelle Mason Webber at (207) 626-3873 or michelle.mason@maine.gov.

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This page was updated on July 2, 2019

 

Ordinances Prohibiting Use of Consumer Fireworks

Name
(Select name to download file)
Date Ordinance
Effective
File Information
Frye Island
10/08/11
2 pages, 91 KB
Sanford
2/07/12
2 pages, 76 KB

 

Ordinances Prohibiting Use and Sale of Consumer Fireworks

Name
(Select name to download file)
Date Ordinance
Effective
File Information
Andover
3/17/12
2 pages, 115 KB
Auburn
12/05/11
2 pages, 116 KB
Augusta
11/17/11
2 pages, 98 KB
Bangor
10/12/11
2 pages, 94 KB
Bar Harbor
1/01/12
3 pages, 586 KB
Bath
1/25/12
2 pages, 125 KB
Belfast
12/20/11
2 pages, 124 KB
Biddeford
4/03/12
3 pages, 158 KB
Boothbay Harbor
5/05/12
3 pages, 161 KB
Brunswick
1/01/12
3 pages, 150 KB
Bucksport 9/13/18 1 page, 12 KB
Bustins Island Village Corporation
8/03/13
1 page, 53 KB
Buxton
12/28/11
3 pages, 174 KB
Camden
12/20/11
2 pages, 457 KB
Cape Elizabeth
12/14/11
5 pages, 319 KB
Cranberry Isles
9/02/14
1 page, 12 KB
Damariscotta
6/13/12
3 pages, 242 KB
Dover-Foxcroft
11/04/14
3 pages, 710 KB
Eliot (sale ordinance)
12/16/11
2 pages, 135 KB
Eliot (use ordinance)
12/16/11
2 pages, 134 KB
Falmouth
11/14/11
1 page, 17 KB
Freeport
10/04/11
2 pages, 110 KB
Harrison
6/13/12
3 pages, 155 KB
Hermon
12/15/11
2 pages, 100 KB
Hollis
11/08/12
1 page, 39 KB
Kennebunkport
6/12/12
1 page, 78 KB
Millinocket
12/23/15
3 pages, 76 KB
Mount Desert
5/08/12
3 pages, 136 KB
North Haven
12/06/11
2 pages, 33 KB
North Yarmouth
10/18/11
2 pages, 120 KB
Northport
6/04/12
2 pages, 54 KB
Norway
6/09/15
2 pages, 102 KB
Ogunquit
1/17/12
3 pages, 31 KB
Old Orchard Beach
3/06/12
3 pages, 101 KB
Orono
1/11/12
1 page, 86 KB
Owls Head
12/19/11
4 pages, 165 KB
Portland
9/19/11
3 pages, 113 KB
Randolph
7/24/13
2 pages, 819 KB
Rockland
12/14/11
1 page, 52 KB
Rumford
6/09/15
2 pages, 537 KB
Saco
7/17/12
2 pages, 102 KB
South Portland
11/06/11
5 pages, 209 KB
Southwest Harbor
6/01/16
3 pages, 808 KB
Thomaston
6/10/14
3 pages, 147 KB
Topsham
6/12/12
2 pages, 118 KB
Waterville
6/18/12
2 pages, 73 KB
Wayne
2/14/12
3 pages, 114 KB
Wells
1/20/12
4 pages, 220 KB
Yarmouth
11/17/11
2 pages, 121 KB
York
5/19/12
3 pages, 130 KB
 
 
 

 

Ordinances Restricting Use and/or Sale of Consumer Fireworks