Health & Safety

June 28, 2012

4th of July Fireworks Advisory

The Yuma Police Department wants our community to be informed and educated about fireworks. The law allows for the public to possess or use novelty/minor types of fireworks, however many types of fireworks remain illegal in Arizona, specifically those designed to rise into the air and/or explode.


Acceptable fireworks include:

  • Ground and handheld sparkling devices.
  • Cylindrical fountains.
  • Cone fountains.
  • Illuminating torches.
  • Wheels.
  • Ground spinners.
  • Flitter sparklers.
  • Toy smoke devices.
  • Wire sparklers or dipped sticks.
  • Multiple tube fireworks devices and pyrotechnic articles.


This does not include anything that is designed or intended to rise into the air and explode or to detonate in the air or to fly above the ground, including, for example, firework items commonly known as bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopters, torpedoes, roman candles and jumping jacks. It remains unlawful to sell, offer or expose for sale, use, explode or possess any of these fireworks.

Please report any suspected use or possession of illegal fireworks to the Yuma Police Department or station Provost Marshall’s Office.

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