Fireworks Are Illegal in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Fire Department Reminds the Public of Fireworks Ban


Nothing kicks off the summer season like the 4th of July holiday. It is an enjoyable time that includes all the things we love, such as warmer weather, great food and grand pyrotechnic displays.
Fireworks
The Santa Rosa Fire Department would like to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal* within the City of Santa Rosa. It is also illegal to purchase "Safe and Sane" fireworks from neighboring cities such as Cloverdale and Rohnert Park, and then bring them to the City of Santa Rosa.

Why Ban Fireworks?

An extreme fire hazard condition related to dried grasses and vegetation has been highlighted by significant fire activity in neighboring counties over the last several years. Approximately 30% of the City of Santa Rosa is located within the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area and the use of fireworks in these areas poses a significant threat to our City. We are fortunate to reside in such a beautiful area surrounded by open spaces and wild lands, so please help us keep our City safe by not using fireworks within Santa Rosa or other jurisdictions where they are prohibited.

Penalties


Violation of the City's Fireworks ordinance will result in criminal prosecution, which includes fines up to $500. Violation of laws regarding dangerous fireworks will result in immediate enforcement action, which could include a citation with fines up to $1,000 or arrest depending on the violation. All fireworks will be considered contraband and confiscated for disposal.

Professional Shows Cancelled


This year Santa Rosa’s Red, White and Boom celebration at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds has been cancelled in accordance with public health guidelines. The Santa Rosa Fire Department encourages residents to enjoy a safe 4th of July while following Sonoma County’s Public Health Order.

How to Report Violations of the City of Santa Rosa's Fireworks Ban


It is  imperative that we ask residents to adhere to the fireworks ban and for everyone to work together to prevent fires from impacting our community. To report firework activity, contact the City of Santa Rosa Police Department non-emergency line at (707) 528-5222.

The 4th of July is a wonderful American tradition; remember to celebrate safely and legally.

*City of Santa Rosa City Code: 18-44.5608.3 - Sale, use or discharge of fireworks prohibited - Exception: (1) Exception for public display of fireworks authorized pursuant to this section, it is unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer, or expose for sale, sell at retail, give away or in any manner dispose of any fireworks, or to use, explode, or otherwise discharge any fireworks.