Fireworks permits go on sale today in Hawai‘i County

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Fireworks permits are being sold starting today and end at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Each permit costs $25 and will entitle the holder to purchase 5,000 firecrackers. Multiple permit purchases are allowed. Permits shall only be issued to those 18 or older and are nontransferable and non-refundable.

Permits are not required for the purchasing of novelties and paperless firecrackers. Setting off fireworks for New Year celebrations is allowed between 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Permits are required to be visibly displayed at the site where the firecrackers are being lit.

No permits will be sold in the Parker Ranch Shopping Center Food Court this year, however they will be found at a variety of locations islandwide:

  • KTA Puainako, 50 E. Puainako Street, Hilo
  • KTA Kona, Kona Coast Shopping Center, 74-5594 Palani Rd. Kailua-Kona
  • KTA Waimea, 65-1158 Māmalahoa Highway, Kamuela
  • Pacific Fireworks, 74-5629 Kuakini Hwy Suite 155 Kailua-Kona
  • J. Hara Store, 17-343 Volcano Hwy Kurtistown
  • Kimura General Store 27-289 Mill Rd. Papa‘ikou
  • Phantom Fireworks Tent, 74-5511 Luhia St. Kailua-Kona
  • Phantom Fireworks Tent, 325 E. Makaʻala St. Hilo
  • Phantom Fireworks Tent, 111 E. Puainako St. Hilo
  • TNT Tent, 381 E. Makaʻala St. Hilo
  • TNT Tent, 75-1015 Henry St. Kailua-Kona
  • TNT Tent, 45-3327 Kou St. Honokaʻa
  • TNT Tent, 16-711 Milo St. Keaʻau

Fireworks permits will also be available for purchase at Hawai‘i County buildings in Kona and Hilo.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., permits will be sold at the Fire Administration Office, located in Hilo at 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2501, starting today till Friday. Call 808-932-2911 to set up an appointment.

For West Hawai‘i residents, make an appointment for pickup at the Kona Fire Prevention Office, by calling 808-323-4760.


Hawai‘i Fire officials remind the public that it’s illegal to offer for sale, sell, or give any fireworks to minors; or for any minor to possess, purchase, sell, or set off, ignite, or otherwise cause to explode any fireworks, except under the immediate supervision of an adult.

It is also illegal to set off aerial luminary devices, commonly called Sky Lanterns or Hawaiʻi Lanterns, or any other aerial devices, such as bottle rockets, skyrockets, Roman candles, cakes, mortars, or shells.

For more information on purchasing Fireworks permits, the use of Fireworks, or the Fireworks Amnesty program, call the Fire Prevention Branch at 808-932-2911 in Hilo or 808-323-4760 in Kona.


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