Carefree

Fireworks:

Fireworks cannot be set off except for June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3. and with a permit issued by the town's fire chief or his or her designee.

Even during those times, there are restriction about setting off fireworks.  Individuals cannot set off fireworks on any public property including Town parking lots, Town streets, schools and parks.

You must have the owner’s permission to set off fireworks on any private property.
Fireworks that can be used within the restrictions are:

  • Ground and handheld sparkling devices
  • Cylindrical fountains
  • Cone fountains
  • Illuminating torches
  • Wheels
  • Ground spinners
  • Flitter sparklers
  • Toy smoke devices
  • Wire sparklers or dipped sticks
  • Multiple tube ground and handheld sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains and illuminating torches

These types of fireworks can never be used: Any firework intended to rise into the air and explode or to detonate in the air or to fly above the ground, including firecrackers, bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, torpedoes, roman candles, mine devices, shell devices and aerial shell kits or reloadable tubes.

Sale of fireworks –Fireworks cannot be sold to a person under 16 years old.


 The Law:

Section 6-7-1 Definitions

A. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

  1. "Consumer firework" means those fireworks defined by Section 36-1601, Arizona Revised Statutes.
  2. "Display firework" means those fireworks defined by Section 36-1601, Arizona Revised Statutes.
  3. "Fireworks" means any combustible or explosive composition, substance or combination of substances, or any article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, that is a consumer firework, display firework or permissible consumer firework as defined by Section 36-1601, Arizona Revised Statutes.
  4. "Novelty items" means federally deregulated novelty items that are known as glow worms, snakes, toy smoke devices, sparklers, and certain toys as defined in Section 36-1601, Arizona Revised Statutes.
  5. "Permissible consumer fireworks" means those fireworks as defined by Section 36-1601, Arizona Revised Statutes that may be sold within the town even where the use of those items has been prohibited.
  6. "Supervised public display" means a monitored performance of display fireworks open to the public and authorized by permit by the town's fire chief or his or her designee. ALP 4/11 S-4 70A

OFFENSES

Section 6-7-2 Fireworks Prohibited; Exceptions

(A) The use, discharge or ignition of fireworks within the town is prohibited except for the Fourth of July, New Year's Eve or other town event between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and with a permit issued by the town's fire chief or his or her designee.

(B) The use, discharge or ignition of novelty items defined in Section 6-7-1(A)(4) shall be strictly prohibited.

(C) Permits may be granted by the town's fire chief or designee for conducting a properly supervised public display of fireworks. Every such public display of fireworks shall be of such character and so located, discharged or fired, only after proper inspection and in a manner that does not endanger persons, animals, or property. A permit shall not be issued, and may be revoked, during time periods of high fire danger warnings. The town's fire chief or designee has authority to impose conditions on any permits granted.

(D) Failure to comply with any permit requirements issued by the town's fire chief or designee is a civil offense punishable by seven hundred and fifty dollar ($750) civil fine for each violation.

Section 6-7-3 Sale of Fireworks

(A) No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks to a person who is under sixteen years of age.

(B) No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks in conflict with state law.

 

Laws may have changed since the last time this article was updated.  The current and most up-to-date laws can be accessed here.

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