A. Definitions. 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:
- Consumer firework means those fireworks defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- Display firework means those fireworks defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- 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 A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- Novelty items means federally deregulated novelty items that are known as snappers, snap caps, party poppers, glow worms, snakes, toy smoke devices, sparklers, and certain toys as defined in A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- Permissible consumer fireworks means those fireworks as defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- Supervised public display means a monitored performance of display fireworks open to the public and authorized by permit by the Gilbert Fire Chief.
B. Fireworks prohibited; exceptions.
- The use, discharge or ignition of fireworks, including permissible consumer fireworks, within Gilbert is prohibited except as provided for in this section:
a. The use, discharge or ignition of fireworks is allowed from June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3 each year while on private property with the owner's permission.
b. The use, discharge or ignition of fireworks is prohibited on all public property including in all public parks and public right of way.
- Nothing in this section or article shall be construed to prohibit the use, discharge or ignition of novelty items or the occurrence of a supervised public display of fireworks.
- Permits may be granted by the fire chief 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 fire chief has authority to impose conditions on any permits granted.
C. Sale of fireworks.
- No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks to a person who is under 16 years of age.
- No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks in conflict with state law.
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