City and county fireworks regulations

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Illegal fireworks can look very much like legal fireworks.  If they do not have the California State Fire Marshal Safe and Sane seal on the them, the fireworks are illegal.  

If you purchase fireworks from an individual on a website, like Craigslist or Facebook more than likely, these fireworks are illegal and are subject to a citation.

If you see illegal firework activity, call the Fire tip Line at 1-877-FIRE-TIP (1-877-347-3847), or the city fireworks number at (661) 868-6070.  Or visit http://www.youlightitwewriteit.com/

Fines/Penalties

  • First – Violation – $1,500
  • Second Violation – $2,000
  • Third Violation – $2,500

 
TIMELINE OF SALES & USAGE OF FIREWORKS
City of Bakersfield

Sales:

  • July 1: 12 Noon to 11:00 pm
  • July 2 & 3; 6:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • July 4: 6:00 am to 12:01 am (one minute past midnight)

Usage:

  • July 2 & 3; 9:00 am to 12:01 am of the next day
  • July 4: 9:00 am to 12:30 am of the next day
  • New Years Eve – December 31 12 noon to 12:30 am of the next day

City of Delano

Sales:

  • June 28: 12 Noon to 10:00 pm on July 4th

Usage:

  • July 2: From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • July 3: From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • July 4: From 10:00 am to 12 midnight

City of Maricopa

Sales:

June 28: 12 Noon to 10:00 pm on July 4th

Usage:

  • July 1: From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • July 2: From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • July 3: From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • July 4: From 10:00 am to 12 midnight

City of Wasco

Sales:

  • June 28: 12 Noon to 8:00 pm on July 5th

Usage:

  • July 1: 12 Noon to 12:01 am  of the next day
  • July 2: 9:00 am to 12:01 am  of the next day
  • July 3: 9:00 am to 12:01 am  of the next day
  • July 4: 9:00 am to 12:01 am  of the next day

KERN COUNTY

Including Arvin, Buttonwillow, Lamont, Lost Hills, Maricopa, McFarland, Mojave, Rosamond, Ridgecrest, Shafter & Taft

Sales:

  • July 1: 12 Noon to 11:00 pm
  • July 2 & 3: 6:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • July 4: 6:00 am to 12:01 am (one minute past midnight)

Usage:

  • July 1: 12 Noon to 12:01 am  of the next day
  • July 2: 9:00 am to 12:01 am  of the next day
  • July 3: 9:00 am to 12:01 am  of the next day
  • July 4: 9:00 am to 12:01 am  of the next day
  • New Years Eve – December 31  12 Noon to 12:30 am of the next day

For a list on where to watch firework shows throughout the county, click here.

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