Consumer Law at Your Fingertips
Wisconsin Statutes section 167.10 regulates the manufacture, sale and use of fireworks. Local governments are primarily responsible for enforcing provisions related to the sale and use of fireworks. A local government may take court action against a person who violates Wisconsin Statutes section 167.10 or a local fireworks ordinance:
- Violators are subject to civil forfeiture penalties of up to $1,000.
- A court may enjoin further law violations. Persons violating a court injunction may
be fined up to $10,000 or imprisoned for up to 9 months, or both.
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) regulates fireworks manufacturers. A person who manufacturers fireworks without a license, or in violation of DSPS rules, is guilty of a class G felony.