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Fireworks Changes Coming

Apr 16, 2024 10:40AM ● By Sacramento County News Release
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved a new ordinance on April 9 addressing illegal fireworks sales and usage.​ Photo courtesy of Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - ​The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, at its April 9 meeting, adopted an ordinance amending Sacramento County’s Fireworks Regulations and Prohibitions in reference to fireworks sales, use and enhanced fines.​

One code amendment narrows the window for fireworks sales from June 28 through July 5 to noon June 28 through the end of July 4.

Another amendment prohibits the use of all fireworks, including state-approved fireworks, between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. during the authorized selling period. Information must also be provided about safe disposal at the point of sale.

Another amendment approved by the supervisors enhances fines for schools and all parks. The first violation is $1,000, the second violation within one year of the first violation is $2,500, each additional violation within one year of the first violation is $5,000, and each violation that occurs within the American River Parkway, all parks and all schools is $10,000.

The amendments came as a result of staff recommendations and board suggestions at the Countywide Fireworks Taskforce Enforcement After Action Review presentation to the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 24, 2023. Several Illegal Fireworks Taskforce meetings were held between last November and February to address requests related to the deterrence of illegal fireworks sales and usage.​