“Instead of fireworks, the city will host Red, White and Floom, a fire show that is expected to begin at 8:30 p.m. Twelve flower-shaped floating channels on Tempe Town Lake shoot flames up to 30 feet into the air. The show is choreographed to patriotic and pop music,” reads the city`s list of events. Now that AZ has decided to allow the use of non-aerial fireworks without permission, this fourth of July will undoubtedly shine. Here`s how your fireworks are legal, where you can buy them, and what safety tips to use. Fireworks authorized 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 the permitted dates is a fine of $1,000. The use of fireworks in City of Phoenix conservation areas is prohibited and is a Class 1 offence punishable by a $1,000 fine. 4. Light fireworks outdoors in an open area, away from homes, dry leaves, or grass and flammable materials. The sale of authorized fireworks is allowed: Consumer fireworks, also known as DOT 1.4G fireworks, are legal under federal law.
To be classified as “consumer fireworks”, fireworks must be tested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and meet various requirements regarding composition, amount of pyrotechnic material, and stability of the product under heat and stress. Once the CPSC designates an item as a “consumer fireworks,” the item is legal under the federal Consumer Use Act. Fireworks that do not meet this certification are classified as commercial (large-scale) fireworks and require a federal license to be purchased and used. US Fireworks only sells CPSC-certified fireworks for consumer use. Because federal law applies to interstate commerce, we can legally ship fireworks anywhere in the United States. Unfortunately, state and local regulations may prohibit certain fireworks if you don`t have a permit to own and store those fireworks. Therefore, the responsibility for compliance with state and local laws rests with you (the buyer). If you order consumer fireworks from US Fireworks, we will ship them by regular carrier (carrier) to the destination you specify. If you order items that are not allowed in your state or region, it is possible (but unlikely) that your fireworks will be seized by state or local authorities. In this case, you assume full responsibility for the seizure of the products you have ordered.
US Fireworks will not refund money for confiscated items ordered contrary to state or local regulations. We recommend that you contact your state fire marshal or other competent authority (AHJ) to obtain the necessary permits for legal possession of fireworks in your area. U.S. Fireworks advocates compliance with all state and local fireworks laws. One possible solution for people living in restricted areas is to have shipments delivered to a truck terminal outside the state where you live. US Fireworks uses various companies to supply most of its fireworks, and many of them have truck terminals in the United States. Of course, once you`ve received your firecrackers out of state, you`ll also need to find a place where you can legally store them. A better solution would be to lobby your state and local authorities to change outdated fireworks laws and regulations. U.S. Fireworks has gone to great lengths to collect and compile information on fireworks laws for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information we provide is accurate and reliable. However, state laws are constantly changing and it is possible that the information we present here is outdated, inaccurate or simply false. To be absolutely sure of your state`s laws that govern consumer fireworks, call your state`s Fire Marshal`s office. US Fireworks is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies that may be contained in such data. State Legal Requirements To determine what is legal in your state, click on your state`s name from the list below: – Legal fireworks do not contain anything that rises into the air and explodes.- “Fireworks” or illegal fireworks, including items commonly known as bottle rockets, celestial rockets, Roman candles, torpedoes, helicopters, etc. are known.- “General public fireworks” or legal fireworks, Add small devices that do not rise or explode.- Usually, legal fireworks are intended to produce small sound or visual effects.- Some examples of legal fireworks are floor and hand candles, cone fountains, crushed moths, wheels, smoking devices, toys, etc. Seizure: Mesa Police Seize Nearly $12,000 in Illegal Fireworks We had the honor of traveling to Hong Kong to visit the offices of Li & Fung who developed the Black Cat Fireworks brand. We met with several top Li&Fung/Black Cat brand managers for Hong Kong and America. In China, “black cats” are a symbol of “luck and happiness”. The brand was introduced to the United States in the 1940s by Li & Fung, one of the largest and most respected trading companies in China, became a registered trademark in 1952 and is now the oldest and most famous fireworks brand in the world! To see the latest fireworks law, visit www.azleg.gov/ars/36/01606.htm.
This fall, however, a new law will go into effect that bans nighttime fireworks that keep neighbors and pets awake at night. Based on the information available to US Fireworks at the time this data was collected, the following legal requirements apply to the State of Arizona. Rockets Bottles: Only with permission Celestial rockets: Only with permission Roman candles: With permission only Fireworks: With permission only Sparklers: Legally allowed Smoke and punk: Legally allowed Fountains: Legally allowed Rockets: Only with permission News: Legally allowed Crackling and strobe: Legally allowed Parachutes: Only with permission Wheels and spinners: Legally allowed Sky Flyers: Only with permission View shells: Only with permission Aerial objects (cakes): Only with permission NOTE: Unrelated fountains and novelties are legal without permission.