Illegal Fireworks Enforcement
Los Banos Police, Fire & Code Enforcement Officers are teaming together throughout the year to enforce State and Local laws pertaining to Dangerous and Illegal fireworks, as well as Safe & Sane Fireworks violations.
Dangerous and Illegal Fireworks are defined as any fireworks device that explodes or leaves the ground or does not display the State Fire Marshals Safe & Sane seal that is pictured here. All violations issued for Dangerous and Illegal fireworks will be subject to a $1,250.00 fine for each and every violation. Safe & Sane Fireworks are legal within the City of Los Banos, however, are illegal in unincorporated areas of Merced County. Violations of Safe & Sane Fireworks laws are subject to a $50.00 fine and include, but are not limited to:
- It is unlawful for individuals under eighteen years of age to sell, purchase, or possess, "Safe and Sane Fireworks."
- It shall be unlawful to discharge any "Safe and Sane Fireworks" except from the first day of July to the fourth day of July during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- It shall be unlawful to ignite or otherwise use any "Safe and Sane Fireworks," or permit the discharge thereof, upon, over, or onto the property of another without his/her consent.
- It shall be unlawful to discharge any "Safe and Sane Fireworks" except on private property and as otherwise provided in this chapter. No fireworks shall be discharged on public, semipublic, or private open areas such as parking lots, vacant properties, or in a public street or right-of-way, or in public parks.
For more information regarding fireworks rules and regulations visit the Los Banos Fire Department’s web site @ www.losbanos.org or contact the Fire Department at (209)827-7025.
Click here to view the English and Spanish flyer regarding dangerous and illegal fireworks.
Click here to view the recently amended Municipal Code section regarding fireworks
Click here to go to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention Web page regarding the Fireworks Program. Some pages at that site that you can visit: