Bonfires – Beach bonfire permits are available at Any other open-air burning, including the use of residential firepits, is illegal within the Town of Ocean City without the issuance of a permit.

Fireworks – The use of consumer fireworks, which may otherwise be legal in surrounding states, is not permitted within the Town of Ocean City. The possession with intent discharge aerial fireworks without a permit is considered a misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $1000.00, and will result in the seizure of these items. In addition, the possession of ground- based sparkler devices, which may be legal in other areas of the State of Maryland, is expressly prohibited within the Town of Ocean City.

Permits are available for the display of fireworks by licensed Maryland Pyrotechnicians.

Calendar for private permitted displays

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