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Firecracker E-Permit Application System

From this site, you will be able to purchase one firecracker permit for one firing location at a time.

On January 2, 2011, an islandwide partial fireworks ban placed restrictions on pyrotechnics use for Oahu residents.   The possession and use of fountains, sparklers, aerial fireworks, and other consumer fireworks are illegal and not permitted.   A firecracker permit and a valid identification (ID) is required to purchase and use firecrackers on Oahu.   You must be at least 18 years old to obtain a firecracker permit.   Each permit is nontransferable and allows a one-time purchase of up to 5,000 firecrackers.   An application for a firecracker permit may be completed at any time; however, a firecracker permit must be purchased at least ten days prior to the date of use (event date).  For example, December 21st is the last day to purchase a firecracker permit for New Year’s Eve.


Firecrackers may only be used on the following holidays and designated times:

Firecrackers may also be used from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for cultural events, such as, but not limited to, anniversaries, births, blessings, deaths, grand openings, and weddings.

Purchasing a Permit Online

When purchasing a firecracker permit online using the HFD Firecracker E-Permit Application System, you must:

Firecracker permits for Chinese New Year's Day, Fourth of July, and cultural use, e.g., births, deaths, weddings, grand openings, blessings, anniversaries, and other cultural uses, shall be picked up at the HFD Headquarters at 636 South Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, Monday-Friday, except on holidays, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

Firecracker permits for New Year's Eve must be picked up at the following Satellite City Hall locations from December 17 to 31, except on weekends and holidays, with a valid photo ID.

The purchaser will be required to select one of the following Satellite City Hall locations during the purchasing process:

Ala Moana Satellite City Hall*
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, #1286
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Kapolei Hale Satellite City Hall*
1000 Uluohia Street, #103
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Pearlridge Satellite City Hall*
98-1005 Moanalua Road, #244B
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

Windward City Satellite City Hall*
45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Unit C06
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

*Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, locations may have altered hours.  Please visit Satellite City Halls for hours of operations prior to picking up your permit.  No appointment is needed to pick up a firecracker permit.

A minimum of five (5) business days is required to process the online application.  For example, a permit purchased on Monday will be available for pickup on next Monday.

Purchases shall only be made online, and VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card are the only acceptable forms of payment.  No cash, check, or debit card payments are accepted for online purchases.

There is a nonrefundable fee of $25 with a $.59 service fee for each permit purchase.

For further assistance, please contact the HFD's Fireworks Inspector at 723-7174.