New Mexico Fireworks Laws
Wedding sparklers are a great way to illuminate any wedding exit with flash and pizzazz. While our sparklers are fun and festive, it’s important to use them responsibility. Your health and safety is our highest priority and we always recommend following state fireworks rules and regulations in New Mexico.
AGE OF PURCHASE: 16 years of age
LEGAL: Ground and hand-held sparkling devices, cone fountains, crackling devices, cylindrical fountains, flitter sparklers, ground spinners, illuminating torches, wheels, aerial devices, aerial spinners, aerial shell kit-reloadable tubes, helicopters, mines, missile-type rockets, multiple tube devices, Roman candles, shells, chasers, firecrackers and ground audible devices and stick-type rockets, based on municipality rules and regulations.
ILLEGAL: Stick-type rockets having a tube less than five-eighths inch outside diameter and less than three and one-half inches in length and fireworks that produce an audible effect, other than a whistle, by a charge of more than 130 milligrams of explosive composition.
SELLING PERIOD: June 20 through July 6, as well as six days before and including New Year’s Day, three days prior and including Chinese New Year, September 16th and Cinco de Mayo.
PENALTY: Possession of illegal fireworks in New Mexico is illegal and carries a fine upwards of $500 and 90 days in jail.
New Mexico Facts & Figures
Nickname: Land of Enchantment
State Capital: Santa Fe
Population: 2,096,829 (37th)
Largest Cities: Albuquerque 560,513 Las Cruces 103,432 Rio Rancho 99,178
Total Land Area: 121,590 sq. miles (5th)
Smokey Bear was born in New Mexico. The iconic symbol of the U.S. Forest Service was a real, five-pound, three-month-old American black bear cub who firefighters discovered in the spring of 1950 after the Capitan Gap fire, which burned more than 17,000 acres of land.
Albuquerque is called the “Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World,” with more than 300 resident balloonists, more than any other city in the U.S.
The drive through New Mexico may be a bit bumpy. That’s because 75 percent of the roads in the state aren’t paved. It’s not really a necessity, as roads are less travelled and there’s not enough moisture to cause them to disappear.