Police remind the public of the laws on the use of fireworks in Surprise
Surprise, AZ (December 30, 2015) With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching the Surprise Police offer another quick reminder of the laws surrounding the purchasing and use of fireworks here in Surprise.
Remember, the minimum age for purchasing consumer fireworks is 16. Also, 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. Additionally, consumer fireworks use is prohibited January 4 through June 23 and July 7 through 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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