Fireworks Regulations – Unincorporated Areas

By July 3, 2020Uncategorized

All fireworks are illegal. During the Fourth of July celebration, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department will be strictly enforcing the ban on all fireworks, including sparklers, within the unincorporated areas of the county. If you are found using any type of fireworks, you can be arrested and you may be fined, sentenced to jail or both. The fines and penalties increase if you are found in possession of fireworks classified as dangerous.

Incorporated Areas

May not include all regulations. Check your local municipality for complete information.

Cloverdale

Sales and discharge of State-approved fireworks permitted within the city limits. All other fireworks use (illegal – fly through the air, across the ground or explode) are prohibited. Enforcement teams will be patrolling the city, issuing citations for possession and discharge of illegal fireworks.

Cotati

The City of Cotati prohibits all fireworks.

Healdsburg

All fireworks including “Safe and Sane” are prohibited in the City Limits and the surrounding unincorporated County Areas. Police and Fire personnel will enforce these regulations and issue citations to guilty parties. This year the vegetation is extremely dry and even a small spark can start a large fire. Please be fire wise.

Petaluma

The City of Petaluma banned firework use effective June 8, 2020.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: There will be a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for all firework use – including fireworks previously considered legal. Property owners will be held responsible for firework activity that occurs on their property and will be cited accordingly, regardless of who possesses or lights the fireworks. Violations will incur a $1,000 fine.

Rohnert Park

In the City of Rohnert Park, the sales of State-Approved Fireworks are allowed beginning at 8:00 a.m. on June 30th and ending at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th. The use of state-approved fireworks may occur beginning on June 30th and ending on July 4th between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:30p.m. It is prohibited to light off fireworks in commercial parking lots.

Illegal fireworks are prohibited. Enforcement teams will be patrolling the city and issuing $1,000 citations for possession, use, storage, sale, and discharge of illegal fireworks.

Santa Rosa

The Santa Rosa Fire Department would like to remind citizens and visitors that all fireworks are illegal (View the city ordinance) in the City of Santa Rosa and the unincorporated areas surrounding the City. This includes the possession, sale and discharge of any type of firework. Please see our Web site or contact our administrative office at (707) 543-3500 for more information.

Sebastopol

Sales and discharge of State-approved fireworks permitted within the city limits. All other fireworks use (illegal – fly through the air, across the ground or explode) are prohibited. Enforcement teams will be patrolling the city, issuing citations for possession and discharge of illegal fireworks.

Note: Firework sales in Sebastopol have been suspended for 2020.

Sales and discharge of State-approved fireworks permitted within the city limits. All other fireworks use (illegal – fly through the air, across the ground or explode) are prohibited. Enforcement teams will be patrolling the city, issuing citations for possession and discharge of illegal fireworks.

Sonoma

The sale, possession or use of fireworks of any type is not permitted.

Windsor

The Town of Windsor prohibits all fireworks.

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