There are currently no federal laws restricting the use of Sky Lanterns in the United States. Please check your State and Local laws for restrictions before purchasing or releasing Sky Lanterns in your area. Since Local laws and ordinances may differ from Local laws, you should always check with your local Fire Marshal. We urge you to refrain from using Sky Lanterns in heavily populated areas, densely forested areas, dry conditions or windy conditions.
Below we list articles referencing fireworks laws for each state along with some specific written ordinances for Sky Lantern usage. Content shared on this page is informational only and not intended as legal advice.
last updated: 04/22/2013