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Sacramento County adopts new fireworks regulations

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors adopted new regulations regarding the purchase and use of fireworks in the county.

The Board, at its April 9 meeting, adopted an ordinance amending Sacramento County’s Fireworks Regulations and Prohibitions as they relate to fireworks sales, use and enhanced fines.​

Amendments to the Code include the following:

  • Narrows the window for fireworks sales from June 28 through July 5 to Noon on June 28 through the end of July 4
  • Prohibits the use of all fireworks, including state-approved fireworks, between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. during the authorized selling period
  • Mandates that information be provided about safe disposal at the point of sale
  • Enhances fines for schools and all parks:
    • $1,000 for the first violation;​
    • $2,500 for the second violation within one year of the first violation;
    • $5,000 for each additional violation within one year of the first violation
    • $10,000 for each violation that occurs within the American River Parkway, all parks and all schools

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 on Oct. 24, 2023. Several Illegal Fireworks Taskforce meetings were convened between November 2023 and February 2024 to address requests related to the deterrence of illegal fireworks sales and usage.​

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