Fireworks

Arizona Revised Statute section 36-1601 regulates when and where consumer fireworks can be bought, sold and used in the state.

On Nov. 07, 2022, Chandler City Council voted to amend the Code of the City of Chandler, Chapter 28 Fire Prevention, by amending Section 28-23 relating to Explosives and Fireworks to align with State law.

Use of Consumer Fireworks

The use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed on private property, with the permission of the property owner:

  • May 4 - May 6
  • June 24 - July 6 
  • Dec. 24 - Jan. 3 
  • The second and third days of Diwali (dates vary each year) provided that use is on private property with the permission of the property owner or the property owner’s duly appointed agent.

    Consumer fireworks are allowed between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. for the dates provided above and extended on July 4 to 1 a.m. on July 5, and extended on Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.


    Sale of Fireworks

    The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed:

    • April 25 - May 6
    • May 20 - July 6 
    • Dec. 10 - Jan. 3 
    • Two days before the first day of Diwali through the third day (dates vary each year)

    Permissible consumer fireworks may not be sold to persons under 16 years of age.

    The 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 Chandler Fire Department encourages residents to use caution when storing, handling and using fireworks, and when in the vicinity of other people using fireworks. Call 911 if any emergency occurs. 

    This chart will help you to determine if a product is legal or illegal to use in the City of Chandler.

     

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