Cottonwood

Fireworks:

The individual use, discharge or ignition of fireworks is not allowed.

Permits may be granted by the Fire Chief or designee for conducting a property supervised public display of fireworks.

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


8.60.010 - 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 Arizona Revised Statutes Section 36-1601.

"Display firework" means those fireworks defined by Arizona Revised Statutes Section 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 Arizona Revised Statutes Section 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 Arizona Revised Statutes Section 36-1601.

"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.

"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.

(Ord. No. 568, § 1, 11-16-2010)

 

8.60.020 - Fireworks prohibited; exceptions.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter 8.60, the use, discharge or ignition of fireworks within the City of Cottonwood is prohibited, provided, however, that nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the use, discharge or ignition of "novelty items" as defined in Section 8.60.010 above, or the occurrence of a permitted, supervised public display of fireworks.

B. Permits to conduct a supervised public display of fireworks may be issued by the fire marshal or his designee. 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 the authority to impose reasonable conditions on any permits granted, and to revoke any permit for any reason deemed necessary to protect persons or property.

C. Failure to comply with any permit requirements issued by the fire marshal is a civil offense punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars for a first offense, and five hundred dollars for a second and each subsequent offense. A third offense under this Section 8.60.020 may be charged as a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with Section 1.12.010 of this Code.

(Ord. No. 568, § 1, 11-16-2010)

 

8.60.030 - 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, and no person under the age of sixteen may engage or assist in the sale of permissible consumer fireworks to any other person.

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

(Ord. No. 568, § 1, 11-16-2010)

 

Curfew:

Age 15 under: 10:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. everyday, including weekends; Age 16 -17: Midnight to 5:00 A.M. everyday, including weekends.

 

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