Fireworks Information in the City of Santa Monica


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June 10, 2016

Press Release

June 29, 2016

CONTACT:  Eric Binder, Fire Marshal
                      Santa Monica Fire Department
                      333 Olympic Drive
                      Santa Monica, CA  90404
                      Ph. (310) 458.8655


As the July 4 holiday approaches, the Santa Monica Fire Department would like to remind everyone
that ALL types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica. This includes so-called “safe and sane”
fireworks, which may not be used in Santa Monica EVEN IF they are legal in the city in which they are purchased.
The public is urged to avoid the use of consumer fireworks and instead, to enjoy displays of fireworks conducted
by trained professionals.

Fireworks Safety Tips                       Fireworks Shows in Los Angeles County           

5615 Seizure of Fireworks. All fireworks shall be illegal in the City of Santa Monica including California State
Fire Marshal Safe and Sane. The fire code official shall have the authority to seize, take and remove fireworks
and/or safe and sane fireworks stored, sold, offered for sale, used or handled in violation of the provisions of
Title 19 CCR, Chapter 6 and Health and Safety Code, Chapter 9. Exception: When permits are issued for such use.
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