Buying fireworks in the City of Phoenix
The sale and possession of permissible consumer novelty fireworks is legal, with some restrictions. Novelty items, as defined by City Code, include snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, toy smoke devices, and sparklers.
Consumer fireworks authorized for sale under state law may not be sold to persons under the age of 16 and are illegal to use. Failure to comply with any part of this ordinance is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to $2,500 and/or six months in jail.
Using fireworks in the City of Phoenix
However, the use, discharge, or ignition of the most common types of fireworks including consumer fireworks -- firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets, fountains, ground spinners, etc. is still illegal.
This chart will help you to determine if a product is legal or illegal to use in the City of Phoenix.
If you have questions please contact our offices at 602-262-6771, Monday - Friday 8am- 5pm. For after hours questions please call the Phoenix Fire Department non-emergency line at 602-495-5555.
Selling Fireworks in the City of Phoenix
A Consumer Firework Operations Permit is required for all fireworks sales in the City of Phoenix. There are two types of permits; retail and wholesale. Fireworks may be sold indoor or outdoors. All indoor sales must be within buildings that have fully automatic sprinkler systems. The sale of permissible consumer fireworks in temporary tents will be limited to 3,000 pounds gross weight at any time. If the tent is over 800 square feet an additional tent permit will be required. Fire permits are required for both retail sales indoor and outdoor and wholesale distribution. Per State law signage is required at places of sale and displays that advise that purchases of permissible consumer fireworks is prohibited to persons under the age of 16 and that use of fireworks, except novelty items is prohibited. Additional permits and zoning approval may required by the Planning & Development Department Zoning Division.
The use of fireworks in Phoenix is now a Class 1 Misdemeanor punishable by up to $2,500 and/or six months in jail. For question regarding the sale of fireworks please contact Fire Prevention.
Firework Sales Permit Applications and Forms
- Consumer Fireworks Permit Application -- Indoor, Outdoor or Wholesales
- Approved Fireworks Sales Sign Details
- Sample Required Sign
- Tent, Canopy & Membrane Structure Permit Questions
Permit for Professional Fireworks Shows/Events
Please contact our offices for information regarding how to obtain a firework show/event permit.