Fireworks allowed and prohibited for local municipalities, Valencia County

Local governments do not have the power to ban fireworks completely, but they can ban the use of certain types of devices.

We have compiled a list of permitted and prohibited fireworks in local municipalities and unincorporated areas in Valencia County.

With a open-air burning ban indeed residents throughout Valencia County are urged to use fireworks with caution.

Click on the name of the municipality or county to see the full fireworks ordinances.


City of Belén

Authorized fireworks:

Floor and hand-held spark and smoke devices, conical fountains, crackle devices, cylinder fountains, sparkle sparklers, light torches, toy smoke devices and wheels.

Any fireworks display with an “attention” label.

Any fireworks that emit showers of sparks, spin on the ground, emit flames and sparks, move on the ground, emit showers of sparks, or emit crackling sparks.

(No fireworks display shall, after discharge, lift more than 10 feet in the air or six feet in diameter.)

Fireworks prohibited:

All bottle rockets, moon rockets and hissing lunar travelers; all other rockets containing one ounce or less of chemical composition.

Aerial devices, stick-type rockets and ground sound devices.

Any fireworks or device bearing a “warning” label.

Any flammable fireworks with report, shoot flaming balls or shoot flaming balls with report.

Bosque Farms Village

Authorized fireworks:

Floor and Handheld Foam and Smoke Appliances, Cone fountains, crackle devices, cylindrical fountains, sparklers, ground weather vanes, light torches, toy smoke devices, Roman candles, wheels and firecrackers.

Fireworks prohibited:

Air spinners, helicopters, mines, missile-type rockets, shells, stick-type rockets and fighters.

Los Lunas Village

Authorized fireworks:

Floor and hand-held foam and smoke devices, conical fountains, crackle devices, cylinder fountains, sparkling sparklers, ground propellers, flashlights, toy smoke devices and wheels.

Fireworks prohibited:

Aerial devices: aerial propellers, helicopters, mines, missile-type rockets, Roman candles, shells and stick-type rockets.

Sound devices on the ground: hunters and firecrackers.

City of Peralta

Authorized fireworks:

Sparkling ground and handheld devices: snakes, smoke devices and spray balls, cone-shaped and cylindrical fountains, crackle devices, sparklers, sparklers and soaked sticks, spinners on the ground, lightning torches and colored fire under all shapes and wheels.

Aerial Devices: Refillable aerial cartridge tubes, mines or shells, multiple tube devices, Roman candles and multi-aerial cakes.

Sound devices on the ground: chasers and firecrackers.

Fireworks prohibited:

All stick-type rockets and helicopters, and fireworks that produce an audible effect, other than a whistle.

Communities of the city of Rio

Authorized fireworks:

Conical fountains, crackling devices, cylindrical fountains, sparklers, ground weathervanes, flashlights, smoke devices and wheels.

Fireworks prohibited:

Aerial devices: aerial propellers, helicopters, mines, missile-type rockets, Roman candles, shells and stick-type rockets.

Sound devices on the ground: chasers and firecrackers.

County of Valence (unincorporated areas)

Authorized fireworks:

Conical fountains, crackling devices, cylindrical fountains, sparklers, ground weather vanes, light torches, toy smoke devices, wheels and mines.

(Fireworks used in unincorporated areas of the county are limited to areas that are paved or barren, or have a water source readily available to the owner or the general public.)

Fireworks prohibited:

Stick-type rockets, air helicopters and propellers, missile-type rockets, ground sound devices, firecrackers and fireworks.



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