Phantom Fireworks of Ohio

Phantom of Youngstown
Youngstown, OH
1260 N. Meridian Road | 5m
Phone: 330-793-8350
Phantom of Boardman
North Lima, OH
9400 Market Street | 8m
Phone: 330-965-1357
Phantom of Canton
Canton, OH
2801 Faircrest Street, SW | 58m
Phone: 330-484-6222
Phantom of West Salem
West Salem, OH
12475 Congress Rd | 99m
Phone: 419-853-4545
Phantom of Mansfield / Marion
Mansfield, OH
2834 Crider Road | 123m
Phone: 419-589-2264
Phantom of Columbus / Kirkersville
Millersport, OH
10442 Kirkersville-Baltimore Rd. | 156m
Phone: 740-927-6943
Phantom of Curtice
Curtice, OH
10224 Jerusalem Road | 187m
Phone: 419-836-4145
Phantom of Columbus / Bloomingburg
Bloomingburg, OH
12973 Rt. 38 N.E. | 217m
Phone: 740-437-7605
Phantom of Toledo / Detroit, MI (West)
Holland, OH
10378 Geiser Road | 220m
Phone: 419-865-3687
Phantom of Fayette / Jackson
Fayette, OH
25840 U.S. 20 | 259m
Phone: 419-237-2551
Phantom of Cincinnati (East)
Amelia, OH
2076 State Route 125 | 283m
Phone: 513-797-6100


State Laws & Regulations in Ohio

Sales to the public permitted

Consumers may purchase 1.4G fireworks only from one of the approximately 50 licensed sales locations. Delivery of fireworks must occur at licensed location as internet sales with direct shipments to consumers in Ohio are prohibited. All fireworks acquired by a consumer must be transported out of state within 48 hours. Discharge of fireworks in Ohio by a consumer is prohibited.

Usage prohibited, with exception for trick and novelty items and sparklers.

Exception: trick and novelty items, smoke devices and sparklers may be purchased from any general business location in Ohio and used by consumers in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

Display Permits All displays or discharges of fireworks require a site/display/date specific permit issued by local fire officer, in consultation with local law enforcement. Exhibitor can only acquire fireworks for display. Display can only go forward after completion of exhibition checklist at display site by exhibitor and specific approval of fire officer. Major criminal penalties for violating detailed post incident laws if a discharge incident or accident occurs.
Insurance/Bond At least one million dollars
Exhibitor and Registered Assitants Exhibitors must have license issued by the State Fire Marshal. Conditions include: $50 annual fee, be 21 years of age, pass written test, meet continuing education requirements. Assistants that help set up show or handle fireworks must be registered with State Fire Marshal ($25 fee).
LICENSING All fireworks Manufacturers and Wholesalers (both may also conduct retail sales), Exhibitors, Exhibitor Assistants and Out of State Shippers must be annually licensed/registered in Ohio. All must pass a background checks.

Ohio Department of Commerce

Division of State Fire Marshal

Code Enforcement Bureau

8895 East Main Street

Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Telephone: 614-728-5460

Political subdivision law enforcement and fire officers

may also have enforcement authority, particularly at exhibition sites.


Statutory Law: Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3743:

Administrative law: OAC 1301:7-733 (aka Ohio Fire Code Rule 33):


Senate Bill [SB] 61 (Effective 12 -1-86);

House Bill [HB] 215 (Effectice 6-30-97);

HB 405 (Effective 10-19-2000);

HB 161 (Effective 6-29-2001);

HB 255 (Effective 3-31-2005);

HB 66 (Effective 9-29-2005);

HB 119 (Effective 9-29-2007);

HB 562 (Effective 9-23-2008);

HB 1 (Effective 10-16-2009);

HB 171 (Effective 6-30-2011);

HB 153 (Effective 9-29-2011);

HB 487 (Effective 9-10-2012);

HB 64 (Effective 9-29-2015);

American Pyrotechnics Association