Fireworks sales

Currently, residents are limited to sparklers, smoke snakes, fountains and ground spinners.

Don't let a visit from the police extinguish your Fourth of July fun.

Certain fireworks are illegal in Arizona, which means lighting up the wrong fuse can land you a hefty fine. 

That's where a little knowledge comes in. Learning what's legal and what isn't will keep you safe and out of trouble.

Here's what you need to know.

What's legal in Arizona?

Novelty fireworks, which include small, hand-held sparklers no longer than 10 inches, toy smoke devices such as smoke balls and snakes, party poppers and drop caps are legal at all times. 

Ground spinners, sparkling-wheel devices, cylindrical, square and cone fountains, as well as California rocket-shaped fountains are permitted seasonally. That means you can use them now through July 6 for Independence Day, and again, Dec. 24 through Jan. 3.

What about fireworks that go off in the sky?

Anything that goes up in the air and detonates is not legal in Arizona.

This includes bottle rockets, skyrockets, Roman candles, helicopters, firecrackers, jumping jacks, M-80s and the like. 

Read labels

The wording on labels can make all the difference. 

Acceptable products will have the specific words "Caution: Flammable" whereas non-acceptable products will say "Warning!!!"


Read more on Arizona fireworks laws here.

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson