CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Ringing in the New year usually means plenty of food, fun, and of course fireworks.
Many people don't realize bringing your New Year in with a bang could come with a hefty fine if fireworks are illegal in your area.
If you do plan on using fireworks for your New Year's celebrations know the laws in your area.
If you're caught setting off fireworks on Folly Beach, you could face a fine up to $1,092.
On the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's island, that fine is anywhere from $100 to $500.
Also in certain neighborhoods it's illegal to set off fireworks.
It's a good rule to check with your neighborhood HOA before setting off fireworks.
Law enforcement agencies say a lot of people have the false idea that they can obtain a permit and then set off fireworks. They say this is not the case.