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Fireworks Safety and Regulation Information

06/29/2018

These fireworks are permissible for sale or use in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County.

Ground and hand-held sparkling devices:

  • Cone fountains
  • Crackling devices
  • Cylindrical fountains
  • Flitter sparklers
  • Ground spinners
  • Illuminating torches
  • Wheels

The following fireworks are NOT permissible for sale or use in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County.

Aerial devices:

  • Aerial shell kit-reloadable tubes
  • Aerial spinners
  • Helicopters
  • Mines
  • Missile-type rockets
  • Multiple tube devices
  • Roman candles
  • Shells
  • Stick-type rockets, except as provided in Subsection B of this section

Ground audible devices:

  • Chasers
  • Firecrackers

Fireworks are regulated by the New Mexico Fireworks Licensing and Safety Act NMSA 1978 § 60-2C-2 and chapter 34 of the Bernalillo County Ordinance.

Violations of any provision of the Fireworks Licensing and Safety Act is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

Call 798-7000 to report any illegal firework sale or use in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County.

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