Here are the use, purchase rules around fireworks in Chandler

With the Fourth of July around the corner, the Chandler Fire Department is reminding residents of the rules around the use and sale of fireworks in the city of Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
With the Fourth of July around the corner, the Chandler Fire Department is reminding residents of the rules around the use and sale of fireworks in the city of Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

With the Fourth of July around the corner, the Chandler Fire Department is reminding residents of the rules around the use and sale of fireworks in the city of Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

With the Fourth of July around the corner, the Chandler Fire Department is reminding residents of the rules around the use and sale of fireworks in the city of Chandler.

Under Arizona law, the sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed from May 20 through July 6, Dec. 10 through Jan. 3 and April 25 through May 6, according to a news release from the city. The use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed on private property with the permission of the property owner June 24 through July 6, Dec. 24 through Jan. 3 and May 4 through May 6, according to the release.

Chandler prohibits the use of permissible consumer fireworks in any public park within Chandler city limits, according to the release.

Know the rules for fireworks usage

According to Chandler’s fire marshall, display fireworks shoot into or through the air and may detonate—these include the aerial devices that you typically see at large public special events. They are not legal to sell to consumers and are not legal to use at any time in Chandler without a special event permit, according to the city. Similar fireworks, including those that contain a higher percentage of black powder, such as M-80s, firecrackers, Roman candles and bottle rockets, also are illegal.


Consumer fireworks do not go into the air or explode, according to the city. Some types of consumer fireworks are now legal in Arizona to sell to people age 16 and older. At retail locations, these fireworks must be marked with either "Consumer Fireworks" or "1.4 G Fireworks" labels, and they include ground-based and spinning sparkling devices, according to the city.

Popular novelty items—snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, toy smoke devices and sparklers—are not regulated and can be sold and used anywhere in Chandler, according to the city. At retail locations these must be labeled as “Novelty Fireworks.” It is important to note even a common sparkler burns at a very high temperature and can cause severe burns if mishandled, according to the city.

Fireworks sales are allowed in certain types of retail locations, including temporary tents or structures. Chandler fire prevention specialists work with these local businesses to ensure their fireworks are displayed in the proper manner, have appropriate signage and do not exceed allowable limits.

If Chandler residents see fireworks being sold or used inappropriately, they can report the violations to the nonemergency phone number of the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130. The police department can issue citations that could include a civil penalty of $1,000.


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