Police remind the public of the laws on the use of fireworks in Surprise
Surprise, AZ (December 17, 2015) The winter holiday season is a great time of the year for celebrations. The Surprise Police want to ensure everyone celebrates safely and responsibly this year. With safety being top priority, the Surprise Police also want to ensure everyone has a clear understanding of the laws regarding the use and sale of fireworks within the City of Surprise.
Here’s a quick overview:
• The minimum age for purchasing consumer fireworks is 16.
• Consumer fireworks use is allowed on private property within city limits, with the property owner’s consent, during these dates only: June 24 – July 6 and December 24 – January 3.
• Consumer fireworks use is prohibited January 4 – June 23 and July 7 – December 23.
While the use of consumer fireworks is permitted on private property within the city limits, it is still illegal to use consumer fireworks anywhere on public property, including areas like streets, sidewalks and parks. Residents living in HOA communities should also look into what types of restrictions are in place in their neighborhoods as they relate to fireworks use in driveways and yards.
Permissible fireworks include ground spinners, spark¬ling wheel devices and cylindrical, square, cone and California rocket-shaped fountains. Novelties, such as smoke devices, sparklers, party poppers and snap caps, are permitted year-round.
Please note that permits for the public display of fireworks may be granted by the Surprise Fire-Medical Department upon application of a Temporary Use Permit and proper inspection. Permits may be revoked during times of High Fire Danger warnings.
To report a violation, please contact Code Enforcement at 623.222.3013.
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