The Town of Gilbert has passed Ordinance 2494 which allows the use of "Permissible Consumer Fireworks". The allowed dates of use are as follows: June 24th through July 6th and December 24th through January 3rd each year. During this period the use is limited to private property with the owner's permission and prohibits use on all public property including all public parks and public right of way. Any individual using Fireworks outside of the allowed dates is subject to a civil penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000). Federally deregulated Novelty items are allowed anytime.
The only allowed Permissible Consumer Fireworks are:
- Ground and handheld sparkling devices
- Cylindrical fountains
- Cone fountains
- Illuminating torches
- Ground spinners
- Toy smoke devices
- Wire sparklers or dipped sticks
- Multiple tube ground and ground and handheld sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains and illuminating torches manufactured in accordance with section 3.3 of the APA 87-1.
Illegal Fireworks are as follows; 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 Firecrackers, bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, torpedoes, roman candles, mine devices, shell devices and aerial devices and aerial shell kites or re-loadable tubes. Any individual using illegal Fireworks at any time is subject to a civil penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000).
CONSUMER FIREWORKS SALE
CONSUMER FIREWORKS USAGE
- What's Legal and Illegal
- 2008 National Injury and Fire Loss Data
- 2014 Fireworks Annual Report from Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Fireworks Fact Sheet from National Fire Protection Association