Fireworks

 The State is at a high risk for wildland urban interface fires.  Please use extreme caution  when using fireworks during the season and take a moment to review the 2017 order from the State Forester.

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals!

There are areas that are prohibited from the discharge of fireworks.  Fireworks restricted areas are in close proximity to brush/grass covered areas, thick forested areas, open fields, etc.  Generally, they will be the same areas that were prohibited last year.   Visit our interactive map for information on prohibited areas and most importantly, check with your local legislative body for prohibited areas where you live before discharging fireworks.

If high winds, precipitation, or other adverse weather conditions prevail fireworks discharge should be postponed or discontinued until weather conditions improve. Aerial fireworks are designed to travel up to 150 feet into the air and then explode. Aerial fireworks shall be placed on a hard level surface outdoors, in a clear and open area prior to ignition. Anyone under the age of 16 shall not handle or operate aerial fireworks. Ignition of aerial fireworks shall be a minimum of 30 feet from any structure or vertical obstruction.

Aerial fireworks are prohibited in the restricted areas and within 300 feet of vacant lots and undeveloped land in the restricted and unrestricted areas.  

Ground based fireworks are prohibited in the restricted areas and within 50 feet of vacant lots and undeveloped land in the restricted and unrestricted areas.

to view the interactive fireworks restrictions map, please click here.  

DATES OF SALE

Vendors may sell Class C common state approved explosives as follows:

  •   Beginning on June 23 and ending on July 27
  •   Beginning on December 29 and ending on December 31
  •   And 2 days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve 

DATES FOR LEGAL DISCHARGE

  • July 1st – 7th
  • July 21st - 27th
  • December 31st
  • Chinese New Year’s Eve.

TIMES FOR LEGAL DISCHARGE

A person may discharge Class C common state approved explosives in the state as follows:

  • Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. beginning on July 1 and ending on July 7;  and beginning on July 21 and ending on July 27 (Note: On July 4th and 24th time of discharge is extended to 12:00 midnight.)
  • Beginning at 11 a.m. on December 31 and ending at 1 a.m. on the following day
  • Beginning at 11 a.m. the Chinese New Year’s Eve, ending at 1 a.m. on the following day