Illegal fireworks could be seen all over the Las Vegas Valley last night. LAS VEGAS (KTNV) Every Independence Day, officials remind Las Vegas residents that only Safe-N-Sane fireworks are legal in Clark County. Fireworks are illegal in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County, except for the Safe-N-Sane variety during the week before July 4th. 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. Neighborhood concerns about noise, trash, and the use of illegal fireworks purchased outside the Las Vegas Valley are also common. But throughout Nevada, it is illegal to possess fireworks on schools, streets and sidewalks, and on municipal, state, or federal properties, such as parks.
Usually, cops resort to making arrests only when the person is caught with a large number of fireworks or is using them unsafely. Fireworks are illegal in Clark County (which includes Las Vegas) except for the Safe-N-Sane variety during the week before July 4th. Therefore, people who buy fireworks in Nye County have to sign an exemption that promises that fireworks will be carried out of Nye County within 24 hours. 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.
Commission President Marilyn Kirkpatrick noted that a boy lost a hand last year in a fireworks accident. Around July 4th, the Las Vegas sky lights up with professional fireworks, as well as illegal fireworks in neighborhoods. The deadline for fireworks applies throughout Clark County, the Las Vegas Valley and neighboring jurisdictions. The best strategy for defending yourself against fireworks-related charges in Nevada revolves around the specific facts of the case.
People accused of using fireworks “in deliberate disregard for the safety of others in Nevada may face charges of reckless danger. 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. Most other Nevada counties prohibit consumer fireworks, even in the week leading up to July 4th. Even when fireworks are used in the acceptable time frame and places, people can only set off fireworks labeled “safe and sane”.