Are fireworks illegal in Las Vegas?

Fireworks are illegal in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County, except for the Safe-N-Sane variety during the week before July 4th. Each county in Nevada regulates fireworks differently. Many fireworks available outside of Clark County are illegal here. Firecrackers, bottle rockets, Roman sails, M-80 and M-100 are prohibited locally.

If they explode, spin uncontrollably, fly, or are not labeled as “safe and sane”, they are likely to be illegal. LAS VEGAS (KLAS) July 4th is one of the busiest times for fire departments across the valley. They respond to more than 1000 calls in one night, from injuries to fires. Fireworks sold in TNT or Phantom Fireworks booths this season have been tested and approved in local jurisdictions, and booths are inspected during the holiday for compliance.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue blew up watermelons during a demonstration Wednesday, showing the damage that illegal fireworks can cause. Clark County warns of a crackdown on illegal fireworks this July 4, as “hasn't been seen in more than two decades. The public is also encouraged to enjoy professionally licensed fireworks shows that are scheduled to take place during the July 4th holiday in the Las Vegas Valley. All fireworks purchased or lit in Clark County must bear a “Safe and Sane” emblem AND must be purchased in the booths, which certifies that they have been approved by the fire department.

Fireworks purchased from vendors located outside Clark County are likely to be illegal, including those purchased from vendors in Pahrump, Amargosa Valley and Moapa Band of Paiutes. Enforcement teams will be deployed across the Valley in search of illegal fireworks, such as those flying through the air or exploding, authorities said. Sellers can only sell fireworks from June 28 to July 4, the same period during which it is legal to light them. Neighborhood concerns about noise, trash, and the use of illegal fireworks purchased outside the Las Vegas Valley are also common.

Even when fireworks are used in the acceptable time frame and places, people can only set off fireworks labeled “safe and sane”. This person should always remain sober, and anyone who has consumed alcohol should not participate in the triggering of fireworks. The deadline for fireworks applies throughout Clark County, the Las Vegas Valley and neighboring jurisdictions. Fireworks of any kind are not allowed in Clark County Wetlands Park or other local parks, or on public land in the region, including Mount Charleston, Lake Mead and Red Rock Canyon.

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