PHOENIX — Complaints about the use of fireworks throughout Arizona are prompting state lawmakers to make changes. Any type of fireworks that explodes or explodes in the air is illegal all year round. Illegal fireworks are: rockets from the sky or bottles, fireworks and fireworks from the air. The City of Phoenix has released a chart to help determine legal species in the state. “I`ve had many, many neighbors who have turned to me and talked about the fireworks and the burden they place on our community,” said Amish Shah, the state`s Democratic official. Other types of fireworks are allowed seasonally, for public holidays such as New Year`s Day and the fourth of July, from June 24 to July 6 and from December 24 to January 3. These include: ground moths, sparkling wheel devices, and fountain-style fireworks. Fire crews accept illegal fireworks, which are voluntarily delivered to the fire station locations. To report the use of illegal fireworks, contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151. When Glendale council members increased fines a few years ago, they said they wanted to send a clear message: the illegal use of fireworks will not be tolerated. They said the increase was more for an awareness campaign than anything else. “It`s not uncommon to see when these fireworks go off that pets are afraid. They begin to jump fences, dig under fences, and it becomes such a situation for the animal, for the owner of the animal and also for animal shelters across the country.
It`s something we see every year,” Nelson said. The law would make it illegal for consumers to use fireworks between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. every day – with two exceptions. On the fourth of July and New Year`s Eve, fireworks are allowed until 1 a.m. the next morning. The Phoenix Fire Code prevents the sale and use of consumer fireworks in the City of Phoenix. However, on certain dates, Arizona state law replaces this requirement and allows for sale and use.
Section 36-1606 of Arizona`s revised statutes governs when authorized fireworks may be purchased, sold, and used in Arizona. The law does not apply to novelties: snappers, caps, fireflies, snakes, party poppers and sparks. Learn more about the types of illegal fireworks and penalties imposed for each city. The Fire Marshal has the authority to approve all fireworks and fireworks shows and events on public schools, the state and grounds. The following types of fireworks are legal in Arizona year-round: sparks, smoking devices, and novelty fireworks such as snakes, party poppers, and snappers. Authorized fireworks offered for sale under state law may not be sold to persons under the age of 16. The penalty for selling, buying or using fireworks outside of authorized data is a fine of $1,000. The use of fireworks on conservation lands owned by the City of Phoenix is prohibited and is a Class 1 offence punishable by a $1,000 fine Authorized fireworks include: cylindrical and conical fountains, lighting torches, wheels, ground moths, fire petrels, ground sparks. The fourth season of July often means lighting fireworks in the yard or taking Instagram-worthy photos with sparks with friends. That`s because Arizona police actually have to witness the use of illegal fireworks to issue a quote.
This makes it difficult to catch offenders. In general, species that are illegal are the ones that are most likely to annoy your neighbor – those that shoot in the air and make loud noises. These are considered dangerous for domestic use. The sale of fireworks for authorized consumers in temporary tents over 800 square feet requires a permit for fire protection tents. State law requires signage at points of sale, and the exhibition that advises the purchase of authorized consumer fireworks is prohibited to anyone under the age of 16. Additional permits and zoning permits may be required from the Zoning Division of the Department of Planning and Development. A Senate committee developed SB 1275 on February 2 to limit fireworks to specific days and times.