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DID YOU KNOW?

Many people believe that the ability to purchase fireworks in another state or at a  tribal store in Arizona make them legal for use in Lake Havasu City. THAT IS FALSE. Most fireworks are illegal in Arizona and the few types that are allowed may only be used on certain dates. You are responsible to know the law before you use fireworks in Lake Havasu City. The information on this page will help guide you, but as a general rule:  If you didn’t buy it in Lake Havasu City it is most likely illegal to use it here.

WHERE DO I BEGIN?

The first step is simple, do you have fireworks that leave the ground or explode?  If it leaves the ground or explodes it is illegal.  Firecrackers, bottle rockets, air shells, and other types of exploding consumer fireworks are illegal in Arizona and are NEVER allowed in Lake Havasu City.  You MAY NOT buy, sell, possess, or use illegal fireworks at any time.  If it leaves the ground or explodes it is illegal.

WHAT CAN I USE?

Both state law and city ordinance allows the use of ground fountains and other ignitable devices that remain on the ground.  These types of fireworks are known as permissible consumer fireworks and are allowed twice a year.  Fireworks stands in Lake Havasu City are regulated by the Fire Marshal and may only sell permissible consumer fireworks.  As a general rule, buy it here if you want to use it here.  Click on the images below for more information about fireworks.

Legal Fireworks

LEGAL FIREWORKS

No permit is required to use legal fireworks.

Permissible Consumer Fireworks may be used in Lake Havasu City from June 24 through July 6 and from December 24 through January 3 each year, unless there is a fire restriction is in place.

Fireworks may NOT be used on public property or may NOT be used by anyone under 16 years of age. You are responsible for any damage caused by your fireworks and you are responsible for the expense of an emergency response to your fireworks.

Contact the Fire Marshal for more information if you would like to sell legal fireworks.

Fireworks that Explode

ILLEGAL FIREWORKS THAT EXPLODE

It is illegal if it explodes.

You are responsible for any damage caused by illegal fireworks and you are responsible for the expense of an emergency response to your fireworks.

Fireworks that Fly

ILLEGAL FIREWORKS THAT LEAVE THE GROUND

It is illegal if it leaves the ground.

You are responsible for any damage caused by illegal fireworks and you are responsible for the expense of an emergency response to your fireworks.

Fireworks - Public Displays

PUBLIC DISPLAYS

A permit from the Fire Marshal is required for a public display of fireworks.

A supervised public display may be conducted in Lake Havasu City. A licensed vendor is required. Contact Fire Administration for more information.