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. 

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.

§ 139-002  Fireworks Prohibited; Exceptions.
   (A)   The use, discharge, or ignition of fireworks is prohibited on all public property including, but not limited to, public buildings, parking lots, public parks, sidewalks, streets, public schools, and public rights-of-way at all times, except as otherwise provided for herein or by permit for supervised public displays only.
   (B)   Nothing in this section or chapter shall be construed to prohibit the use, discharge or ignition of federally deregulated novelty items on private property or the occurrence of a permitted supervised public display of fireworks.
   (C)   The Fire Chief or designee is authorized to grant permits for conducting a properly supervised public display of fireworks. Every supervised public display of fireworks shall have a permit and shall be inspected by the Fire Chief or designee prior to such event. Every supervised public display of fireworks shall be of such character and so located, discharged, or ignited in a manner that does not endanger persons, animals, or property. A permit shall not be issued, or may be revoked, during time periods of High Fire Danger warnings. The Fire Chief has authority to impose conditions on any permits granted.
   (D)   Failure to comply with any permit requirements issued by the Fire Chief or designee is a civil offense punishable by a civil fine not to exceed $500 for each violation or schedule of progressive fines for multiple violations.
(Ord. O2013-26, passed 5-1-13; Ord. O2018-015, passed 5-2-18)

§ 139-003  Limited Use of Permissible Consumer Fireworks.

The use, discharge, or ignition of permissible consumer fireworks within the city may only be used from June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3 of each year.

(Ord. O2018-015, passed 5-2-18)


If you are younger than 18: 11 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. everyday, including weekends.  

§ 110-01  Curfew 
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for a minor person under the age of 18 years to be permitted, caused or suffered to be upon the public streets or in any public place in the city between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for a parent, guardian or other person having legal care and custody of a minor to allow or permit the minor to go or be in or upon any of the sidewalks, streets, alleys or public places in the city within the times provided in division (A) of this section.
   (C)   The provisions of this section shall not apply when the minors are accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or when the presence of the minor in or upon any sidewalk, street, alley or public place in the city is connected with and required by some legitimate pursuit or occupation in which the minor is engaged or by some emergency to which the minor is directly connected.
('80 Code, § 20-1)  (Ord. 1798, passed 12-20-78; Ord. 2084, passed 9-1-82)  Penalty, see § 110-99


Cell Phones and Driving:

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle on a public road while using a cell phone.

 § 211-10 Use of portable communication device; prohibited; exceptions.
   (A)   A person shall not drive a motor vehicle on a highway while using a portable communications device.
   (B)   This section does not apply to any of the following:
   (1)   A driver using a hands-free mobile device, as long as the hands-free mobile device does not obstruct the driver's view of the front or sides of the motor vehicle or interfere with the safety or operating equipment of the motor vehicle.
   (2)   A law enforcement officer or authorized emergency vehicle driver, if the use of a portable communications device is in the performance of the official duties of the officer or driver.
   (3)   A person driving a motor vehicle on private property.
   (4)   A driver who is legally parked.
   (C)   It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the driver was using a portable communication device to prevent an injury to a person or property or to communicate an emergency to law enforcement, a fire department, a hospital or physician's office, or an ambulance service.
   (D)   A violation of this section is a civil traffic violation.
   (E)   A person found to be in violation of this section and not involved in a motor vehicle crash is subject to a civil penalty of $100 plus any other penalty assessment authorized by law.
   (F)   A person found to be in violation of this section and involved in a motor vehicle crash is subject to a civil penalty of $250 plus any other penalty assessments authorized by law.
   (G)   Violations of this section shall be administered pursuant to the procedures for civil traffic violations as set out in A.R.S. 28-1591 through 28-1601.
(Ord. O2015-057, passed 11-4-15)
§ 211-09 Definitions
 PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE. Any handheld mobile cellular telephone, personal digital assistant (PDA), handheld device with mobile data access, laptop computer, pager, electronic game, or portable computing device.
A.R.S § 28-1171. Definitions
3. "Highway" means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained by the federal government, the department, a city, a town or a county if any part of the way is generally open to the use of the public for purposes of conventional two-wheel drive vehicular travel. Highway does not include routes designated for off-highway vehicle use.
A.R.S § 28-101. Definitions
21. "Drive" means to operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.

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