This period started June 24 and lasts until July 6. The others are May 4-6 and Dec. 24-Jan. 3.
However, restrictions apply. The fireworks are prohibited on public property, including parks, rights-of-way and roads, and can only be done on private property with the owner’s permission.
Permissible fireworks to use include:
- Ground and handheld sparkling devices
- Cylindrical fountains
- Cone fountains
- Illuminating torches
- Ground spinners
- Toy smoke devices
- Wire sparklers or dipped sticks
Prohibited fireworks, which are anything designed or intended to rise into the air and explode or to detonate in the air or fly above the ground, include:
- Bottle rockets
- Missile rockets
- Aerial spinners, devices and shell kites
- Roman candles
- Mine devices
- Shell devices
- Reloadable tubes
Individuals using fireworks outside allowed dates or using illegal fireworks are subject to a civil penalty of $1,000.
Resident should call the Gilbert Police Department’s non-emergency line at 480-503-6500 to report the use of illegal consumer fireworks or fireworks used outside of the allowable dates. The non-emergency number is recommended to ensure the 9-1-1 system is not overwhelmed.
Residents who wish to legally use fireworks are encouraged to be considerate of their neighbors when using fireworks by not lighting them late at night and being aware that loud noise could trouble combat veterans and neighborhood pets.
The town offers these safety tips:
- Have adult supervision at all times
- Avoid loose clothing
- Only use fireworks outside and never near dry shrubs or grass
- Do not shoot fireworks off in the middle of the street
- Ensure there are several feet between the spectators and any fireworks
- Keep a bucket of water close
- Call 9-1-1 immediately if an injury or fire occurs
To properly dispose of fireworks, residents should soak used fireworks in a bucket of water for at least 24 hours, then double-wrap the soaked fireworks in plastic bags. The soaked and wrapped fireworks should be placed in residents’ black trash containers. The trash container should be kept out of the garage and at least three feet away from any trash structures.