** What are the NEW FIREWORKS LAWS in Arizona? **
Arizona law regulates when and where fireworks can be bought, sold and used in the state. The law was recently revised to create uniformity among all cities and towns.
* The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed from May 20 through July 6 and December 10 through January 3.
* The use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3 on private property, with the permission of the property owner.
The use of permissible consumer fireworks is prohibited on all publicly owned or managed land, buildings and facilities, including but not limited to: City offices and facilities, public parks, public parking lots, public school buildings and facilities, public retention basins, roads, streets and sidewalks.
The new law does not apply to novelty items: snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, toy smoke devices and sparklers, which have always been considered permissible.
Permissible fireworks include: cylindrical and cone fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, ground sparkling devices.
The use of fireworks may be restricted in certain areas if a Federal or State agency implements Stage One Fire Restrictions.
The Chandler Fire Department encourages residents to use caution when storing, handling and using fireworks, and when in the vicinity of other people using fireworks. The CFD also encourages residents to attend one of the spectacular public fireworks displays staged by professionals, such as the annual display at Tumbleweed Park, instead of using fireworks at home.
For more info. visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=900