We want to display fireworks. Are certain fireworks illegal to possess?

Yes. Any firework that explodes, rises into the air, moves across the ground, or shoots projectiles into the air, is illegal to possess in Virginia. These devices include firecrackers, roman candles, pop bottle rockets, as well as shell devices used at public displays. Although it is fairly easy to obtain these items by going across state lines, possession and use of these devices is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia. Depending on the classification of the device, federal explosives charges could also be imposed for interstate transport. The Fire Marshal's Office recommends that only fireworks sold at retail stands in Loudoun County be used. Fireworks may not be used on public property, including streets and roads. These fireworks have been tested to ensure they are suitable for consumers and are on an approved list maintained by the Fire Marshal's Office. The application for the permit required for fireworks, fee schedule and instructions are available at Code Permit Applications. Note: Fireworks are covered on page two of the fee schedule.

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1. I am planning a special event. Do I need a building and / or zoning permit?
2. I'm planning to use a tent. Do I need a permit?
3. We are planning to serve food at the event. What health requirements do we have to meet?
4. Are event organizers required to obtain Temporary Food Permits?
5. We are planning to serve alcohol at the event. What type of license do we need?
6. We want to display fireworks. Are certain fireworks illegal to possess?
7. We will need to close some streets. How do we do that?
8. We will have items for sale. Do we need a license?
9. Do we have to provide water if it's an outdoor event? What about toilet facilities?
10. How do we set up garbage collection and recycling service for the event?
11. I'd like to hold an event on the grounds of the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg. What should I do?