As the July 4th holiday approaches on Saturday, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments reminds 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 were purchased.
The public is urged to avoid the use of consumer fireworks and instead, to enjoy displays of fireworks conducted by trained professionals.
Under Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) 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 the
California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 19, Chapter 6 and the Health and Safety Code (H&SC), Chapter 9. Exception: When permits are issued for such use.