California Wedding Sparklers 

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California Firework Laws and Regulations

Before you light that sparkler, it’s important to understand California’s firework laws and regulations. California has some of the strictest firework laws in the country, and violating them can result in hefty fines and even jail time. From what types of fireworks are legal to where and when you can use them, there are a lot of rules to keep in mind. But don’t worry, we’ll break down everything you need to know about California firework laws and regulations so you can celebrate safely and legally.

California Fireworks Overviews

California’s laws are designed to keep people safe and prevent wildfires, which are a major problem in California, especially during the hot, dry summer months. In general, California law prohibits the sale, possession, and use of most types of fireworks. However, there are some exceptions.

Types of Fireworks That Are Legal in California

There are some types of fireworks that are legal in California. These include “safe and sane” fireworks, which do not explode or fly through the air. Examples of safe and sane fireworks include sparklers, fountains, and ground spinners. These types of fireworks can only be sold in California between June 28 and July 6 each year, and only by licensed retailers.

Types of Fireworks That Are Illegal in California

Most types of fireworks are illegal in California. This includes fireworks that explode, such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles, as well as fireworks that fly through the air, such as aerial shells and rockets. Possession or use of these types of fireworks can result in fines or even jail time.

Where and When You Can Use Fireworks in California

In most cities and counties in California, it is illegal to use fireworks on public property, such as parks or streets. You can only use fireworks on private property with the permission of the property owner. Additionally, fireworks can only be used between specific hours on specific days. Fireworks can only be used from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 4th. However, some cities and counties have different rules, so it’s important to check with your local government to find out the specific rules in your area.

Penalties for Violating California Firework Laws and Regulations

Violating California fireworks laws and regulations can result in hefty fines and even jail time. The exact penalties depend on the specific law that was violated and the severity of the violation. For example, possessing illegal fireworks may result in fines of up to $50,000 and up to one year in jail. Using illegal fireworks may result in fines of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.

Tips for Safely Using Fireworks in California

Even if you have legal fireworks and are using them on private property during the designated hours, it’s still important to use them safely. Here are some tips for safely using fireworks in California:

  • Read and follow the instructions on the fireworks carefully
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby in case of fire or other emergencies
  • Never light fireworks indoors or near dry vegetation
  • Keep children and pets at a safe distance while using fireworks
  • Dispose of used fireworks in a metal container filled with water

Resources for Learning More About California Firework Laws and Regulations

If you want to learn more about California fireworks laws and regulations, there are plenty of resources available. Here are some places to start:

  • The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has information about fireworks safety and regulations on their website
  • Your local government website should have information about the specific fireworks laws and regulations in your area
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has information about fireworks safety on their website

Recent Changes to California Firework Laws and Regulations

California fireworks laws and regulations are subject to change, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on any recent changes. In 2021, the state of California passed a new law that allows cities and counties to ban fireworks altogether. This means that even if fireworks are legal in your area, your city or county may choose to ban them. Additionally, some cities and counties have changed their rules about when and where fireworks can be used, so it’s important to check with your local government to find out the specific rules in your area.

California Facts & Figures 

Nickname: The Golden State 

State Capital: Sacramento 

Population: 39,512,223 (1st) 

Largest Cities: Los Angeles 3,990,456 San Diego 1,425,976 San Jose 1,030,119 

Total Land Area: 163,695 Square Miles (3rd) 

Fun Facts:  

California is home to the highest and lowest points in the continental U.S. with Mt. Whitney (14,494 feet) and Death Valley (282 feet below sea level). 

More turkeys are raised in California than anywhere else in the U.S. 

California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year. 

Where to Buy Wedding Sparklers in California? 

Explore our selection of wedding sparklers, gender reveal and holiday confetti cannons and party supplies at the best prices across California. 

At Direct Sparklers, we do our best to keep our state firework regulation information up-to-date. With changing regulations, however, we only use this as a guide for you to reference and do not guarantee the accuracy of the information. Before purchasing or using fireworks in your state, you should always check with your state law . Direct Sparklers is not held accountable for any errors in the information stated on our website, and will not be held responsible for any violations of firework or sparkler laws. Direct Sparklers can ship to 45 of the 50 states, excluding Alaska, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Oregon.

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