Tips for Your July 4th Celebration

The July 4th holiday is this Saturday and, as we celebrate our Nation’s birthday, the Chandler Police Department would like to offer a few tips for an enjoyable celebration:

While buying and selling permissible consumer fireworks in the City of Chandler is legal, setting them off inside the City limits may not be.  Permissible consumer fireworks may be used from June 24, 2015 through July 6, 2015, and are restricted to private property, with the permission of the property owner.  Setting off permissible consumer fireworks on public property – such as city streets, sidewalks, or parks – is not legal.

Persons found in violation of the permissible consumer firework restrictions, or of setting off other than permissible consumer fireworks, will be subject to a criminal citation or complaint.

Permissible consumer fireworks do not go into the air, or explode.  Some types of permissible consumer fireworks are now legal in Arizona to sell to people age 16 and older; however, cities can restrict their use.  The popular novelty items are not regulated, and can be sold and used in Chandler.  These include small sparklers, smoke devices, snakes, party poppers, and other similar types.

Don’t forget to secure your pets inside or contained in a yard during firework displays.  Animals often become startled from the fireworks and may run out of an unsecured yard.  Please remember to wear your seatbelt and, if alcohol consumption is a part of your holiday celebration, designate a driver.

Have a safe and Happy July 4th!