Fireworks: 

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.

 

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