Tips for a Safe July 4th Celebration

As we celebrate our Nation’s birthday this July 4th, 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 now through July 6, 2018 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 products.

Finally, remember to secure your pets inside or contained in a yard during fireworks displays.  Animals often become startled from the fireworks and may run out of an unsecured yard.  When traveling, please remember to wear your seatbelt and, if alcohol consumption is a part of your holiday celebration, designate a driver or call for a ride.  Please, get home safe.

Happy 4th of July.