!!! URGENT !!!
of Thursday, June, 23, 2011 the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has
banned the use of fireworks in all unincorporated areas of Pinal County.
This includes all portions of the Apache Junction Fire District not in the corporate boundaries of the City of Apache Junction.
This ban includes ALL novelty items and legal consumer fireworks! The use of illegal fireworks remains prohibited by State Law.
Violations of this County ban and/or the use of illegal fireworks will
result in the confiscation of all fireworks and could result in being
charged with a Class 3 Misdemeanor. This ban will be in effect until
sufficient rain has fallen to mitigate the extreme dry conditions.
Citizens may drop off legal or illegal fireworks that are not wanted to
the Apache Junction Fire Administration Building located at 565 N. Idaho
Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011.
Recently, the State of Arizona passed House Bill 2246 making certain types of Consumer Fireworks legal for purchase and use in the State.
This new law allows for legal consumer fireworks to be used in a safe and sane manner prescribed by local City or County Ordinances.
Neither the City of Apache Junction nor Pinal County have adopted any more restrictive ordinances than what the State law allows.
Many other jurisdictions around the Phoenix Metropolitan area have adopted more restrictive ordinances prohibiting all use of fireworks except for novelty items and pyrotechnic shows by licensed professionals.
Please view our link that provides information describing the 'Legal' consumer fireworks and 'Novelty' items that can be used. Also provided are descriptions of 'Illegal' fireworks that are prohibited for use in the State of Arizona.
Remember, the use of illegal fireworks can be subject to criminal prosecution resulting in both fines and imprisonment.
Fireworks can be dangerous. Even the small novelty fireworks can cause serious burns and damage to property if not used safely and under the direction of competent adult supervision.
If you posses illegal fireworks, please contact the fire district and we will help dispose of these items for you.
If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Fire Prevention Bureau at