Effective December 1, 2010, Arizona State law allows for the sale of permissible consumer fireworks. However, the use any fireworks remains illegal within the Peoria City limits effective December 21, 2010.
The new law allows for the sale of novelty items such as poppers, smokers and sparklers as well as ground based sparklers, spinners and fountains. Firecrackers that explode and aerial displays such as rockets and roman candles and shells remain illegal for sale and use throughout the state.
Though these fireworks are for sale within the city limits, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a safe firework. Seemingly innocuous fireworks such as sparklers reach 1200 degrees and can cause severe burns. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Administration, over one third of emergency room visits from fireworks were due to sparklers, fountains, and novelties.
Remember, though the sale of these novelty fireworks may be legal in Arizona, their use is not permitted in the City of Peoria. The fire department would like to remind you to celebrate the holidays responsibly and leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Outside Peoria- check with your local jurisdiction for more information on the permitted use of fireworks.
Here is a list of the legalized fireworks: "Arizona Legal Fireworks"
To get more information about the requirements to obtain a permit to sell fireworks in Peoria, click here.
For information about the required signage, click here.
For information regarding permanent or temporary consumer fireworks inspection guides, click permanent or temporary.
For information related to the anchoring requirments of tents, canopies or membrane structures, click here.