Fireworks

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

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 the Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights (dates vary each year)
      

Sale of Fireworks

The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed:

  • April 25 - May 6
  • May 20 - July 6 
  • Dec. 10 - Jan. 3 
  • five days before the first day of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, 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.  

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