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Fireworks Are Illegal In Massachusetts

Fireworks Are Illegal In Massachusetts

As a reminder, Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148, s39, makes it is illegal for private citizens to use, possess, or sell fireworks in Massachusetts, or to purchase them legally elsewhere and then transport them into the state. Those found in possession of fireworks may receive a fine up to $100, however, other city ordinance violations may apply (disturbing the peace, being in the park after dark, etc).

We have responded to numerous calls recently reporting fireworks. Our evening shift is working to locate and identify the person(s) responsible. If you hear or see fireworks in your neighborhood, you are asked to contact our dispatch at 617.479.1212 or 911 in an emergency. If you wish to report the selling or purchasing of fireworks, you may submit an anonymous tip using our #MyPD app.