Zero Tolerance to Illegal Fireworks

Zero Tolerance for Illegal Fireworks
Posted on 06/03/2021
Contact Person:  Daisy Guerrero, Senior Management Analyst
Phone:  (626) 569-2102

Zero Tolerance for Illegal Fireworks

The City has a “zero tolerance” for illegal fireworks but allows for the sale and use of legal fireworks, identifiable by the California Fire Marshal’s “Safe and Sane” seal. Legal fireworks may be purchased between June 28th through July 4th. Fireworks not purchased at a community sales booth are illegal. Fireworks purchased in another state, over the internet, or from any other source may be illegal. Any firework that launches into the air, propels across the ground, or explodes, is illegal to sell or possess and will result in a $1,000 fine and/or arrest.

The City of Rosemead wants residents to enjoy a safe Independence Day and ask that you remember the following:

  • The City has “Zero Tolerance” toward the use or possession of illegal fireworks;
  • Fines start at $1,000 (RMC Chapter 8.28.110 - Fireworks);
  • Property owners can be held responsible if illegal fireworks are used on their property or if illegal fireworks are in the possession of others;
  • Use of fireworks is prohibited in all City parks;
  • Possession of any fireworks by anyone under the age of eighteen (18) is prohibited;
  • The discharge of “safe and sane” fireworks must be in the presence of a responsible adult; and
  • The discharge of “Safe and Sane” fireworks is permitted only on July 3rd and July 4th, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Discharge of fireworks before or after this period is prohibited and subject to the issuance of a City citation.

Due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the City will not be hosting an Independence Day celebration this year. Please continue to abide by all the mandates ordered by the County. To report illegal firework activity, please click here and report under Code Enforcement: Illegal Use of Fireworks, or by calling  Public Safety at (626) 569-2292. All reports are anonymous.