Are Fireworks Legal in Arizona?

  • 01 of 12

    Smoke Devices: Smoke Balls, Cones, Candles

    Are Smoke Devices Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Smoke Balls, Smoke Cones and Smoke Candles Legal in Arizona?

    Smoke devices such as smoke balls, smoke cones and smoke candles, are deregulated novelties. They are permitted by Arizona law. People who are 16 or older may buy smoke devices.

    Package Label

    A smoke device package will typically be marked with the word "smoke" and/or "flammable."

    Smoke Devices Safety

    Be advised that smoke devices are flammable. They should be used only outdoors and with appropriate adult supervision. You should not hold smoke devices. Place them on a hard, level surface. Light the fuse and get away.

    Are Smoke Devices Allowed in All Cities in Arizona?

    Yes.

    Can smoke devices be used in unincorporated areas?

    Yes.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Safety tips provided by Tucson Fire. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 2 of 12 below.
  • 02 of 12

    Novelty Items: Snakes and Poppers

    Are Snakes and Poppers Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Snakes and Poppers Legal in Arizona?

    Novelty items such as snakes, poppers, party poppers that emit confetti, pistol-type party poppers and similar novelty items with .25 grains of explosive material or less are defined as deregulated novelties. They are permitted by Arizona law. People who are 16 or older may buy these novelty fireworks.

    Package Label

    A package of snakes will typically be marked with the word "flammable" or "emits ash."

    Novelty Items Safety

    Be advised that novelties such as snakes are flammable. They should be used only outdoors and with appropriate adult supervision. Don't put a snake in your mouth. Put them on the ground and light the pellet. Snappers and Drop Pops should not be thrown on the ground or on a hard surface. Party poppers should never be pointed at a person or at your own face.

    Are Snakes and Poppers Allowed in All Cities in Arizona?

    Yes, novelty items are permitted.

    Can Snakes and Poppers Be Used in Unincorporated Areas?

    Yes. They are novelty items and they can be used in unincorporated parts of Arizona.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Safety tips provided by Tucson Fire. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 3 of 12 below.
  • 03 of 12

    Sparklers

    Are Sparklers Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Sparklers Legal in Arizona?

    Sparklers and sparkler devices, such as sparkler trees, are deregulated novelties. Deregulated novelties are typically labeled as "flammable" or "emits smoke." They are permitted by Arizona law. People who are 16 or older may buy sparklers. They may be used within most of the incorporated cities and towns in Arizona, and there is no minimum age for people to use them.

    Package Label

    A sparkler package will typically be marked with the word "flammable."

    Sparkler Safety

    Be advised that sparklers are flammable. They should be used only outdoors and with appropriate adult supervision. You should not touch them to wood. You should hold a sparkler in your hand with your arm extended, away from your body. Keep sparks and the burning end away from your clothing or other flammable material. Light only one sparkler at a time. After use, place the sparkler in water.

    Are Sparklers Allowed in All Cities in Arizona?

    Yes.

    Can sparklers be used in unincorporated areas?

    Yes. Sparklers can be used in unincorporated parts of Arizona.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Safety tips provided by Tucson Fire. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 4 of 12 below.
  • 04 of 12

    Ground Sparkling Devices

    Are Ground Sparkling Devices Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Ground Sparkling Devices Legal in Arizona?

    Ground sparkling devices are non-aerial consumer fireworks. They are now permitted by Arizona law. People who are 16 or older may buy ground sparkling devices.

    Beginning in 2014, municipalities In Maricopa County and Pima County must allow the sale of ground sparkling devices from May 20 through July 6, and from December 10 through January 3. The use of ground sparkling devices is allowed from June 24 through July 6, and from December 24 through January 3. Use may be restricted, even during the specified dates, if a Federal or State agency implements Stage One Fire Restrictions. Cities outside Maricopa and Pima Counties may restrict use of these products if they feel they represent a fire danger.

    Arizona cities, towns and counties may still restrict the use of these consumer fireworks in public places, like city parks, and many do. Check with your city if you intend to use these in a public place at any time of the year. The new law makes it such that they can't restrict their use during the dates specified above on private property. At other times of the year, AZ municipalities and counties may regulate these items if they choose to do so.

    Package Label

    Packages of ground sparkling devices are typically marked with the words "emits flames and sparks" or "emits shower of sparks."

    Ground Sparkling Devices Safety

    Be advised that ground sparkling devices spin on the ground and emit flame and sparks. They should be used only outdoors and with appropriate adult supervision. You should not hold ground sparkling devices in your hand. Place them on a hard, level surface. Light the fuse and get away.

    If Someone is Selling These Fireworks, Does that Mean They Are Legal?

    This is tricky! Just because someone is legally selling consumer fireworks in your city doesn't mean that you can legally use them in your city! Don't take the vendor's word for it -- check with your city's fire department to see if these devices are permitted within the city limits.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Safety tips provided by Tucson Fire. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 5 of 12 below.
  • 05 of 12

    Sparkling Wheel Devices

    Are Sparkling Wheel Devices Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Sparkling Wheel Devices Legal in Arizona?

    Sparkling wheel devices are non-aerial consumer fireworks. They are now permitted by Arizona law. People who are 16 or older may buy ground sparkling devices.

    Beginning in 2014, municipalities In Maricopa County and Pima County must allow the sale of non-aereal devices from May 20 through July 6, and from December 10 through January 3. The use of ground sparkling devices is allowed from June 24 through July 6, and from December 24 through January 3. Use may be restricted, even during the specified dates, if a Federal or State agency implements Stage One Fire Restrictions. Cities outside Maricopa and Pima Counties may restrict use of these products if they feel they represent a fire danger.

    Arizona cities, towns and counties may still restrict the use of these consumer fireworks in public places, like city parks, and many do. Check with your city if you intend to use these in a public place at any time of the year. The new law makes it such that they can't restrict their use during the dates specified above on private property. At other times of the year, AZ municipalities and counties may regulate these items if they choose to do so.

    Package Label

    Packages of sparkling wheel devices are typically marked with the words "emits flames and sparks" or "emits shower of sparks."

    Sparkling Wheel Devices Safety

    Be advised that sparkling wheel devices spin on a post and emit flame and sparks. They should be used only outdoors and with appropriate adult supervision. You should nail it to a post or stake so that the wheel turns freely. Do not hold sparkling wheel devices in your hand. Light the fuse and get away.

    If Someone is Selling These Fireworks, Does that Mean They Are Legal?

    This is tricky! Just because someone is legally selling consumer fireworks in your city doesn't mean that you can legally use them in your city! Don't take the vendor's word for it -- check with your city's fire department to see if these devices are permitted within the city limits.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Safety tips provided by Tucson Fire. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 6 of 12 below.
  • 06 of 12

    Ground Based Sparklers

    Are Ground Based Sparklers Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Ground Based Sparklers Legal in Arizona?

    Ground based sparklers with no more than 500 grams of explosive mixture are non-aerial consumer fireworks. They are permitted by Arizona law. People who are 16 or older may buy ground sparkling devices.

    Beginning in 2014, municipalities In Maricopa County and Pima County must allow the sale of ground-based sparklers from May 20 through July 6, and from December 10 through January 3. The use of ground sparkling devices is allowed from June 24 through July 6, and from December 24 through January 3. Use may be restricted, even during the specified dates, if a Federal or State agency implements Stage One Fire Restrictions. Cities outside Maricopa and Pima Counties may restrict use of these products if they feel they represent a fire danger.

    Arizona cities, towns and counties may still restrict the use of these consumer fireworks in public places, like city parks, and many do. Check with your city if you intend to use these in a public place at any time of the year. The new law makes it such that they can't restrict their use during the dates specified above on private property. At other times of the year, AZ municipalities and counties may regulate these items if they choose to do so.

    Package Label

    Packages of ground sparkling devices are typically marked with the words "emits flames and sparks" or "emits shower of sparks."

    Ground Based Sparklers Safety

    Be advised that ground based sparklers emit showers of sparks. They should be used only outdoors and with appropriate adult supervision. Place upright on the ground, or stick firmly in the ground (depending on type). Remove cap if there is one. You should not hold ground sparkling devices in your hand. Light the fuse and get away.

    If Someone is Selling These Fireworks, Does that Mean They Are Legal?

    This is tricky! Just because someone is legally selling consumer fireworks in your city doesn't mean that you can legally use them in your city! Don't take the vendor's word for it -- check with your city's fire department to see if these devices are permitted within the city limits.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Safety tips provided by Tucson Fire. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 7 of 12 below.
  • 07 of 12

    Sky Rockets and Bottle Rockets

    Are Sky Rockets and Bottle Rockets Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Sky Rockets and Bottle Rockets Legal in Arizona?

    Sky rockets and bottle rockets fall into the category of prohibited aerial consumer fireworks. They are illegal in Arizona unless you have obtained a permit as part of a permitted fireworks display. If you ignore the law, be prepared to be penalized/fined.

    Package Label

    Packages of rockets are typically marked with the words "flammable rocket."

    Are Sky Rockets and Bottle Rockets Permitted in Some Cities in Arizona?

    No. Cities may not allow consumers to use fireworks that are prohibited by state law.

    Are Sky Rockets and Bottle Rockets Allowed in Unincorporated Areas of Arizona?

    No. These fireworks are prohibited by state law, and unincorporated areas are included in that law.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Safety tips provided by Tucson Fire. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 8 of 12 below.
  • 08 of 12

    Firecrackers

    Are Sky Rockets and Bottle Rockets Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Firecrackers Legal in Arizona?

    Firecrackers fall into the category of prohibited aerial consumer fireworks. They are illegal in Arizona unless you have obtained a permit as part of a permitted fireworks display. If you ignore the law, be prepared to be penalized/fined.

    Package Label

    Packages of firecrackers are typically marked with the word "explosive."

    Are Firecrackers Permitted in Some Cities in Arizona?

    No. Cities may not allow consumers to use fireworks that are prohibited by state law.

    Are Firecrackers Allowed in Unincorporated Areas of Arizona?

    No. These fireworks are prohibited by state law, and unincorporated areas are included in that law.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Safety tips provided by Tucson Fire. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 9 of 12 below.
  • 09 of 12

    Roman Candles

    Are Roman Candles Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Roman Candles Legal in Arizona?

    Roman candles fall into the category of prohibited aerial consumer fireworks. They are illegal in Arizona unless you have obtained a permit as part of a permitted fireworks display. If you ignore the law, be prepared to be fined.

    Package Label

    Packages of Roman candles are typically marked with the words "shoots flaming balls."

    Are Roman Candles Permitted in Some Cities in Arizona?

    No. Cities may not allow consumers to use fireworks that are prohibited by state law.

    Are Roman Candles Allowed in Unincorporated Areas of Arizona?

    No. These fireworks are prohibited by state law, and unincorporated areas are included in that law.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 10 of 12 below.
  • 10 of 12

    Aerials

    Are Aerials Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Aerial Fireworks Legal in Arizona?

    Aerials shoot flaming balls, and fall into the category of prohibited aerial consumer fireworks. They are illegal in Arizona unless you have obtained a permit as part of a permitted fireworks display.

    Package Label

    Packages of aerials are typically marked with the words "shoots flaming balls with reports."

    Are Aerials Permitted in Some Cities in Arizona?

    No. Cities may not allow consumers to use fireworks that are prohibited by state law.

    Are Aerials Allowed in Unincorporated Areas of Arizona?

    No. These fireworks are prohibited by state law, and unincorporated areas are included in that law.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Last updated June 2014. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 11 of 12 below.
  • 11 of 12

    Single Tube Devices

    Are Single Tube Devices Legal in Arizona
    © Tucson Fire, used with permission

    Effective December 1, 2010 the State of Arizona has approved certain popular consumer fireworks items that were previously illegal unless a permit was obtained.

    In Arizona, fireworks includes 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..."

    Are Single Tube Devices Legal in Arizona?

    Single tube devices shoot flaming balls, and fall into the category of prohibited aerial consumer fireworks. They are illegal in Arizona unless you have obtained a permit as part of a permitted fireworks display.

    Package Label

    Packages of single tube devices are typically marked with the words "shoots flaming balls" or "shoots flaming balls with reports."

    Are Single Tube Devices Permitted in Some Cities in Arizona?

    No. Cities may not allow consumers to use fireworks that are prohibited by state law.

    A Message About Fireworks from the City of Phoenix

    "Leave fireworks to the professionals. Restrictions on fireworks are for a good cause. No matter how small or large a fireworks may be, it is a potential fire starter. But it is still possible to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. Families can consult the newspaper or local activity calendar and attend one of several approved, licensed fireworks displays around the Valley."

    And, do I really need to say this? I guess I do, because it happens every year. Please don't shoot your gun or rifle into the air on the 4th of July or on New Year's Eve (or at any other time) for the noise effect. Someone could be hurt or killed.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated June 2014. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.

    Continue to 12 of 12 below.
  • 12 of 12

    Where To Buy Permissible Consumer Fireworks in Phoenix

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    © Judy Hedding

    Now that Arizona law allows people to buy deregulated novelty items and non aerial consumer fireworks, you can find them at retailers all over the state, as well as at temporary outdoor stands. They are expected to be seasonal items, so your best chance of finding these sparklers, snakes and non aerial consumer fireworks are in the weeks before 4th of July and New Year's Eve (see below for specific dates).

    Where To Buy Sparklers, Snakes, Smoke Balls and Permissible Consumer Fireworks in Greater Phoenix

    The following retailers are likely to have permitted products for sale:

    Remember:
    1. You must be 16 years old or older to purchase these products in Arizona.
    2. Just because you can buy them in your city, doesn't mean you can use them in your city.
    3. If you come across someone selling bottle rockets, roman candles or other illegal fireworks, they are not legal sellers of consumer fireworks in Arizona. I wouldn't believe anything they tell you!
    4. Beginning in 2014, municipalities In Maricopa County and Pima County must allow the sale of non-aereal devices from May 20 through July 6, and from December 10 through January 3.
    5. The use of ground sparkling devices is allowed from June 24 through July 6, and from December 24 through January 3. Use may be restricted, even during the specified dates, if a Federal or State agency implements Stage One Fire Restrictions. Cities outside Maricopa and Pima Counties may restrict use of these products if they feel they represent a fire danger.
    6. Arizona cities, towns and counties may still restrict the use of consumer fireworks in public places, like city parks, and many do. Check with your city if you intend to use these in a public place at any time of the year. The 2014 law makes it such that cities can't restrict their use during the dates specified above on private property. At other times of the year, AZ municipalities and counties may regulate these items if they choose to do so.

    Page 1: Smoke Devices
    Page 2: Snakes and Poppers
    Page 3: Sparklers
    Page 4: Ground Sparklers
    Page 5: Sparkling Wheels
    Page 6: Ground Based Sparklers
    Page 7: Sky Rockets/Bottle Rockets
    Page 8: Firecrackers
    Page 9: Roman Candles
    Page 10: Aerials
    Page 11: Single Tube Devices
    Page 12: Where To Buy Permissible Items

    Last updated December 2014. Fireworks regulations mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.