2013 ORS § 480.120¹
Sale, possession and use of fireworks prohibited
  • exceptions
  • enforcement

(1) No person shall sell, keep or offer for sale, expose for sale, possess, use, explode or have exploded any fireworks within Oregon, except as follows:

(a) Sales by manufacturers and wholesalers to customers residing outside this state in accordance with ORS 480.156 (Sale of fireworks to out-of-state resident without valid license or permit prohibited);

(b) Sales to persons or organizations having obtained a permit from the State Fire Marshal for supervised public display;

(c) Sales to railroads, boats, motor vehicle or other transportation agencies, to be used for signal, warning or illumination purposes in connection with such business;

(d) Sale or use of blank cartridges for licensed shows or theaters or for signal or ceremonial purposes in athletics or sports;

(e) Experimental purposes by a manufacturer of explosives at such places where such experiments are normally conducted;

(f) Sale of blank cartridges for use by the militia or any organization of war veterans or other organization authorized by law to parade in public a color guard armed with firearms;

(g) Sale of shells, cartridges, gunpowder or explosives for use in legally permitted firearms;

(h) Sales of items described in ORS 480.127 (Permit for retail sale of consumer fireworks) to persons who possess the retail sales permit required by ORS 480.127 (Permit for retail sale of consumer fireworks) by a person who holds a manufacturer or wholesaler license issued pursuant to ORS 480.111 (Definitions for ORS 480.111 to 480.165) to 480.165 (Civil penalty for fireworks law violations); or

(i) Sales of items described in ORS 480.127 (Permit for retail sale of consumer fireworks) to individual members of the general public for personal use by taking direct delivery of those items at the time of sale from the holder of a retail sale permit issued pursuant to ORS 480.127 (Permit for retail sale of consumer fireworks).

(2) Law enforcement officers of the state, county or municipality shall enforce the provisions of ORS 480.111 (Definitions for ORS 480.111 to 480.165) to 480.165 (Civil penalty for fireworks law violations). [Amended by 1983 c.788 §1; 1985 c.789 §1]