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Santa Clarita Fireworks Rules and Laws

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All fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Clarita.

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City's Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Report Illegal Fireworks

Call it in: (661) 255-1121

DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 unless it is an emergency.

Contact your local sheriff deputy: scvsheriff.com/zone-leaders


LA County Fire Department Fireworks Safety

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why are fireworks dangerous?

Each year thousands of people, many of them children, are burned, blinded, and even disfigured by fireworks. In addition, fireworks cause fires that cost the United States millions of dollars in property loss.

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What counts as a firework?

Any item that explodes, rises in the air or moves about the ground is considered illegal in Santa Clarita, even those labeled "Safe and Sane."

The fireworks ban applies to all types of fireworks, including but not limited to:

  • Large bottle rockets
  • Roman candles
  • Chasers
  • Firecrackers
  • Sparklers more than 10 inches in length or one-fourth of one inch in diameter

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What about the tiny snapper/popper kits I see being sold in Super Markets?

The packages sold in Super Markets are OKAY to use, as they have been cleared through the The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Federal Government. However, we strongly advise having adult supervision at all times. 

Where can I see a professional show?

The City offers a free Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Where can I report illegal fireworks?

Please call it into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at  (661) 255-1121. DO NOT DIAL 9-1-1 unless it is a life-threatening emergency. 

Contact your local sheriff deputy: scvsheriff.com/zone-leaders

What happens if I handle or sell illegal fireworks?

Click here for detailed document.

Santa Clarita Municipal Codes

9.60.030 Fireworks within city limits

A. Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful for any person to handle, give away, sell, offer for sale, solicit the sale of, manufacture, possess, purchase, use, ignite, explode, fire, or otherwise discharge any fireworks within the city of Santa Clarita or to aid or abet any of the above with respect to fireworks as defined.

B. Any property owner or person in control of property who allows a person to sell, use, discharge, or possess fireworks, or provide fireworks to a minor, on the property owned by such a person or under such person’s control shall be in violation of this chapter, regardless of such person’s intent, knowledge or negligence, such violation being hereby expressly declared a strict liability offense. (Ord. 08-9 §2, 8/26/08)

9.60.050 Penalties

.Any violation of the provisions of this chapter which is found to be an infraction shall be punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars ($500) for the first offense and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for any subsequent offenses.

.In addition to any and all fines or other punishment for noncompliance with this chapter, fireworks within the limits of the City of Santa Clarita are subject to confiscation and destruction by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. (Ord. 08-9 §2, 8/26/08)

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California Penal Codes

12529 H&S- Unlawful possession of explosives. (Felony)

12671 H&S- Sell, offer for sale, use, possess, store or transport any type of firework without the State Fire Marshal seal. (Misdemeanor)

12677 H&S- Possession of dangerous fireworks without a permit. (Misdemeanor)

12680(a) H&S- Discharge dangerous fireworks with likelihood of causing injury or fear. (Misdemeanor)

Penalties

12700(a) H&S- Except as provided in Section 12702 and subdivision (b), a person who violates any provision of this part, or any regulations issued pursuant to this part, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.


Los Angeles County Fire Code

3301.1.3 LACFC- Possession of Fireworks (All types of fireworks).

Penalties

Penalties for possession or use of fireworks can range from a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1000), to confinement in a county jail for up to one year.

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Fireworks and Dogs Don't Mix

Firemen and Dogs

More pets get lost on July 4th than any other time of the year. Pets don’t like fireworks. They’re illegal in Santa Clarita anyways. Dogs have sensitive hearing and the loud noise of fireworks can cause anxiety and panic among pets. 

Fireworks terrify pets! Don’t be that person that caused your neighbor’s dog to run away.

Loud sounds can scare dogs and cause

  • trembling
  • shaking
  • hiding
  • seeking comfort
  • destruction
  • urination
  • salivation 

Share the message to help prevent lost pets in Santa Clarita. Remember, ALL fireworks are illegal in Santa Clarita, even those labeled "Safe and Sane"!

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Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

  1. Loud sounds can spook pets and cause them to runaway. 
  2. Keep your pets inside at all times (they can chew and dig their way out of fences).
  3. If your pet manages to break loose and become lost, without proper identification it will be that much harder to get them back. Consider fitting your pet with microchip identification, ID tags with their name and your phone number, or both.

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Download our flyers in English and Spanish.

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