Fireworks Illegal In Unincorporated Areas Of County
July 03, 2007
Residents and visitors to Placer County are reminded that fireworks of any size and type are illegal in all unincorporated areas of the county. Some cities within Placer County allow fireworks so people should check with their local jurisdictions for the rules
The only exception to the fireworks ban is if an agency or person applies to the county for permission to host a fireworks display that must be executed by a professional pyrotechnics company. In order for an authorized agency to put on a fireworks display for the Fourth of July holiday, that agency would have had to:
Submit the request 30 days prior to the desired display date;
- Contract for execution of the fireworks display with a professional, State of California licensed pyrotechnics company;
- Gain agreement of local law enforcement, fire agencies, and the county Office of Emergency Services;
- Ensure the local public receives notice that the fireworks display will be happening; and
- Pay a $300 fee.
High temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service over the Fourth of July holiday and into the coming months. With record dry conditions affecting all corners of the county, and the recent devastating forest fire virtually in our backyard, residents and visitors are reminded to be especially vigilant and fire safe.