LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE CODE SECTION: 3301.1.3 STATES:
- It is ILLEGAL to store,manufacture, sell, use, or handle ALL FORMS of fireworks in any unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.
- The penalties for possession or use of fireworks can range from a fine of up to $1000, to confinement in a County jail for up to one year.
- The penalties can be as high as 16 months in state prison and parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.
- Certain products like Mortars, M-80’s, M-100’s, Roman Candles or other launch-able projectile type devices are considered explosives and are a felony to possess.
The LA County Board of Supervisors urges all Los Angeles County residents to refrain from using fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.
July 4th is a celebration of America’s freedom, but with our freedom comes responsibility. The holiday should be celebrated safely and responsibly with family and friends. Fireworks of any type are illegal in all the unincorporated areas including 26 cities within of Los Angeles County, so your best option would be to attend a professional fireworks display.
Due to the use of illegal fireworks, the misuse of legal fireworks, and the discharge of weapons into the air people are injured, property is destroyed, and scarce fire suppression dollars are spent during the weeks before and after the 4th of July.
Be responsible, use common sense. Please refrain from such activities.