With the widespread effects of the drought in California, an annual Fourth of July tradition that may have been permitted in years past may not be allowed this year.

And while some counties allow “Safe and Sane” fireworks, others have banned them altogether.

Before you spend a bundle on pricey pyrotechnics, refer to the list below make ensure you can use fireworks where you plan to spend the Fourth of July weekend.

Amador: Permitted in Jackson, Sutter Creek, Plymouth and Ione. The use and possession of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks in all unincorporated areas of the County are illegal.

Colusa: Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed.

El Dorado: Fireworks of any kind are not permitted.

Nevada: Safe and Sane fireworks will be allowed in the City of Nevada City on the fourth of July. Fireworks are prohibited in the unincorporated areas of the county and in the City of Grass Valley.

Placer: Varies by municipality. Check with your local authorities. Fireworks of any type are prohibited in unincorporated areas.

Plumas: Fireworks of any kind are prohibited.

Sacramento: Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed.

San Joaquin: Safe and Sane fireworks are permitted in all cities. Fireworks are illegal in unincorporated areas.

Sierra: Fireworks of any kind are prohibited.

Solano: Fireworks of any kind are prohibited

Stanislaus: Safe and Sane fireworks are permitted in all cities beginning at noon on June 28 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on July 6. Fireworks are illegal in the unincorporated areas.

Sutter: Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed.

Tuolumne: Fireworks of any kind are not permitted.

Yolo: Varies by municipality. Fireworks are prohibited in Davis and unincorporated areas.

Yuba: Varies by municipality.

  1. Joey says:

    May I add some information? If you have two neighbors setting off illegal fireworks (the kind that go airborne), and those fireworks set of four different fires on your property, do not bother calling the Sacramento City Police Department nor the fire department. The police will say they can’t do anything unless you’re willing to confront the neighbors (who are busy drinking, yelling, setting off fireworks) and make a citizen’s arrest (hey, what could go wrong there?). The fire department will ask you if you’ve been able to put the fires out — and if you have, by stationing people at the back and front of the house with hoses all night, the fire department will tell you there is nothing more they can do. It’s ridiculous. We’re supposed to conserve water, but have to soak our yard for two weeks or more during the hottest part of the year, and I have hearing damage from the illegal fireworks going off literally in my face (they come down flaming, btw).

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