**THE PERMIT FEE IS NONREFUNDABLE, AND AN APPROVED PERMIT DOES NOT GUARANTEE FIRECRACKERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.**
Firecrackers may only be used on the following holidays and designated times:
- 9 p.m. New Year's Eve to 1 a.m. New Year's Day
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chinese New Year's Day
- 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fourth of July
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:
- Be 18 years old with a valid photo ID.
- Purchase and ignite firecrackers only on Oahu.
- Click on the "APPLICATION" tab above. This application system only works in Google Chrome.
- Complete all required fields and click "Submit."
- Review the Terms and Conditions and click "I Accept."
- Review the payment and select "Confirm." Your receipt and confirmation will be e-mailed to you.
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.