Fireworks are Illegal in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Fireworks Rules and Laws

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All fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Clarita.

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LA County Fire Department Fireworks Safety

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
Laws and Penalties

 


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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