Office of the State Forester
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management
State of Arizona Fireworks Regulations
Katie Hobbs - Governor
Thomas A. Torres - State Forester
Arizona Revised Statutes Title 36 - Public Health and Safety Chapter 13 Article 1.
The use of permissible consumer fireworks as defined under state law is allowed:
May 4 - May 6, June 24 - July 6 and December 24 — January 3
The sale of permissible consumer fireworks as defined under state law is allowed:
April 25 - May 6, May 20 - July 6 and December 10 — January 3
All other fireworks are prohibited, except as authorized by local fire department permit.
Permissible consumer fireworks may not be sold to persons under sixteen years of age.
Check with your local fire department for additional regulations and dates before using.
"Permissible consumer fireworks": Means the following types of consumer fireworks as defined by
the APA 87-1:
1. Ground and handheld sparkling devices.
2. Cylindrical fountains.
3. Cone fountains.
4. Illuminating torches.
6. Ground spinners.
7. Flitter sparklers.
8. Toy smoke devices.
9. Wire sparklers or dipped sticks.
10. Multiple tube ground and handheld sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains and illuminating torches manufactured in accordance with section 3.5 of the APA 87-1.
11. The sale and use of novelties known as snappers (pop-its), party poppers, glow worms, snakes, toy smoke devices and sparklers are permitted at all times.
Non-Permissible consumer fireworks: Does not include anything that is designed or intended to rise into the air and explode or to detonate in the air or to fly above the ground, including firework items defined by the APA 87-1 and known as firecrackers, bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, torpedoes, roman candles, mine devices, shell devices and aerial shell kits or reloadable tubes
"Consumer firework" means small firework devices that contain restricted amounts of pyrotechnic composition designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion and that comply with the construction, chemical composition and labeling regulations prescribed in 49 Code of Federal Regulations parts 172 and 173, regulations of the United States consumer product safety commission as prescribed in 16 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500 and 1507 and the APA 87-
"Display firework" means large firework devices that are explosive materials intended for use in fireworks displays and designed to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration or detonation as prescribed by 49 Code of Federal Regulations part 172, regulations of the United States consumer product safety commission as prescribed in 16 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500 and 1507 and the APA 87-1.
(Regulation is conducted at the local level.
36-1606. Consumer fireworks regulation; state preemption; further regulation of fireworks by local jurisdiction
The sale and use of permissible consumer fireworks are of statewide concern. The regulation of permissible consumer fireworks pursuant to this article and their sale or use is not subject to further regulation by a governing body, except as follows:
1. In a county with a population of more than five hundred thousand persons, a city or town within its corporate limits or the county within the unincorporated areas of the county may do all of the following: See 36-1606 for all requirements.
2. In a county with a population of less than five hundred thousand persons, a city or town within its corporate limits or the county within the unincorporated areas of the county may do all of the following: See 36-1606 for all requirements.
36-1609. Office of the state fire marshal; adoption of code; sale of permissible consumer fireworks
A. The office of the state fire marshal shall adopt rules pursuant to title 41, chapter 6 to carry out this article, including a rule that adopts the national fire protection association code for the manufacture, transportation, storage and retail sales of fireworks and pyrotechnic articles, 2013 edition as published in August, 2012. A person who sells permissible consumer fireworks to the public shall comply with those rules relating to the storage of consumer fireworks and relating to the retail sales of consumer fireworks before selling permissible consumer fireworks to the public.
B. A person shall not sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks to a person who is under sixteen years of age.