Fireworks: 

Fireworks cannot be set off except between June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3.

Even during those times, there are restriction about setting off fireworks.  Individuals cannot set off fireworks on any public property including City parking lots, City streets, schools and parks, and on any property within one mile of the Corgett Wash, Agua Fria River, and Estrella Mountain Regional Park.

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 18 years old.


The Law:

Ordinance 11-1-34 

(A) Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: CONSUMER FIREWORK means those fireworks defined by Arizona Revised Statutes Section 36-1601.

  1. DISPLAY FIREWORK means those fireworks defined by Arizona Revised Statutes Section 36-1601.
  2. 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 Arizona Revised Statutes Section 36-1601.
  3. 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 Arizona Revised Statutes Section 36-1601.
  4. PERMISSIBLE CONSUMER FIREWORKS means those fireworks as defined by Arizona Revised Statutes Section 36-1601 that may be sold within the City even where the use of those items has been prohibited.
  5. SUPERVISED PUBLIC DISPLAY means a monitored performance of display fireworks open to the public and authorized by permit by the Fire Marshal or his designee.

(B) Fireworks prohibited; exceptions.

  1. The use, discharge or ignition of fireworks within the City is prohibited.
  2. Nothing in this subsection or section shall be construed to prohibit the use, discharge or ignition of novelty items or the occurrence of a supervised public display of fireworks.
  3. Permits may be granted by the Fire Marshal 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 Fire Marshal has authority to impose conditions on any permits granted.
  4. Failure to comply with any permit requirements issued by the Fire Marshal is a Class 3 misdemeanor offense.

(C) Sale of fireworks.

  1. No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks to a person who is under 16 years of age.
  2. 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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