Fireworks

Arizona Revised Statutes 36-1605 permits the sale and use of fireworks in the State of Arizona with certain restrictions.  Permissible consumer fireworks (as defined by A.R.S. 36-1601) may be sold from May 20 through July 6 and from December 10 through January 3.  Additionally, the use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed from June 24 through July 6 and from December 24 through January 3.

Fireworks Ordinance
Article 13-3 of the Paradise Valley Town  Code further regulates the sale and use of fireworks.  Below is a summary.

Sec 13-3-3 Fireworks prohibited; exceptions 

  1. The use of fireworks including permissible consumer fireworks within the Town is prohibited except for the limited use of permissible consumer fireworks during the time frame of June 24th through July 6th and December 24th through January 3rd.
  2. The use of permissible consumer fireworks within the Town is prohibited on all publicly owned property which includes, but is not limited to, Town buildings, Town parking lots, public schools and Town streets, unless there is a supervised show of fireworks authorized by permit issued by the Fire Marshal or designee. 
  3. The use of permissible consumer fireworks within the Town is prohibited within 500 yards of the Mummy Mountain Preserve.

Section 13-3-4 Sale of Fireworks 679

  1. No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks to a person who is under eighteen years of age.

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

  1. No person shall sell, resell or manufacture consumer or display fireworks unless authorized by state law or town permit, or otherwise authorized by this article.
  2. No person shall sell permissible consumer fireworks to the public except from May 20th through July 6th and December 10th through January 3rd.
  3. Violations of this section shall be punishable as provided in Section 1-9-3 of the Town Code.

Sale of Fireworks Sign Regulation
Prior to the sale of permissible consumer fireworks, every person engaged in such sales shall prominently a display sign conforming to the requirements established by the Fire Marshal


Safety
The use of fireworks poses a risk for wildfire especially in the hillside areas of Town. This risk is present not just during the hot summer months, but throughout the year.  Beyond the fire danger,  there is also potential for traumatic injury.  The National Fire Protection Association offers useful information and tips to keep you and your family safe during the Fourth of July and New Years holidays.