The Phoenix Fire Code prevents the sales and use of consumer fireworks in the City of Phoenix. However, during specific dates, Arizona State Law supersedes this requirement and allows the sale and use. Arizona Revised Statutes section 36-1606 regulates when permissible fireworks can be bought, sold and used in Arizona. The law does not apply to novelty items: snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, and sparklers.
This law may be updated at times so please refer to https://www.azleg.gov/ars/36/01606.htm for current requirements and dates. Below are only for references based on State Law at time of this page's publish date.
The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed:
April 25th through May 6
May 20th through July 6th
December 10th through January 3rd
The use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed:
Use may be restricted if a Federal or State agency implements
Stage One Fire Restrictions.
Permissible fireworks include: cylindrical and cone fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, ground sparkling devices.
Permissible fireworks for sale under state law may not be sold to person(s) under the age of 16. The penalty for selling, buying or using fireworks outside the permissible dates is a fine of $1,000. Use of fireworks on preservation land owned by the City of Phoenix is prohibited and is a Class 1 Misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine
The sale of permissible consumer fireworks in temporary tents over 800 square feet requires a Fire Prevention tent permit. Per State law signage is required at places of sale and display that advises purchases of permissible consumer fireworks is prohibited to persons under the age of 16. Additional permits and zoning approval may be required by the Planning & Development Department Zoning Division.
Fire Department personnel will accept illegal fireworks that are voluntarily turned over at fire station locations. To report the use of illegal fireworks, contact the Phoenix Police Department @ 602-262-6151.
If you have questions, please contact our offices at 602-262-6771, Monday - Friday 8am- 5pm. For afterhours questions please call the Phoenix Fire Department Non-Emergency Line at 602-495-5555.