Firework laws enforced New Year's Eve

Firework laws enforced New Year's Eve

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - Ringing in the new year with a bang won't be allowed everywhere.

Law enforcement agencies around the Lowcountry will be enforcing strict firework laws Wednesday.

It is illegal to set off fireworks on the beaches around the Lowcountry.

In fact, if you're caught setting them off, you could face a fine up to $1,092 dollars on Folly Beach. If caught on Isle of Palms, of Sullivan's Island, the fine could be anywhere from $100- $500.

In the City of Charleston it is also illegal to set off your own fireworks.

It is legal in North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, Charleston County and Dorchester County.

Private neighborhood HOA's have rules against it, though. So, while it may be leal to set off fireworks in the county in which you live, it might not be allowed in your neighborhood.

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