Fireworks

While fireworks can be sold in Beaufort County, it’s illegal to discharge them without a permit from the S.C. Department of Labor, License and Regulation.

In unincorporated parts of the county — as well as in the city of Beaufort and towns of Port Royal, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island — lighting fireworks can result in fines up to $500.

Please be respectful of your friends and neighbors that may suffer from PTSD or other disorders where the sound of fireworks can trigger an episode. For more information… https://www.militarywithptsd.org/fireworks-triggers-ptsd-and-veterans/

Pets can be frightened by the site & sound of fireworks! Before leaving your home on the 4th, be sure to secure your pet in a safe, cool room, with plenty of food & water. For more information… https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/common-behavior-issues/dog-scared-of-fireworks/

To report an incident concerning the discharge of fireworks, contact the Bluffton Police 843-524-2777.

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