A permit is required to sell “Safe and Sane” fireworks in the City of Fresno. Applications for non-profit organizations, which meet the requirements of the Fresno Fire Department Standards, can be obtained by an approved fireworks vendor.
In late 2010 the Fresno City Council passed an ordinance allowing the use or discharge of “Use and Discharge of Safe and Sane fireworks: In late 2010 the Fresno City Council passed an ordinance allowing the use of Safe and Sane fireworks, in the City of Fresno, 365 days a year between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. except for period of June 28th to July 6th when use and discharge will be allowed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.
Only purchase and use “Safe and Sane” fireworks. If the item does not have this State of California Fire Marshal (SFM) seal, it is considered illegal.
NEVER PURCHASE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS AND NEVER MISUSE OR ALTER LEGAL FIREWORKS.
On May 12, 2022, the Fresno City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2022-009 setting the ordinance penalty for possession, use, storage, sale, and/or display of illegal fireworks; possession, use, storage, sale, and/or display of “Safe and Sane” fireworks on or at dates, times, or locations other than those permitted; and/or Hosts who permit any of the aforementioned upon the Host’s property, in a public right-of-way adjacent to the Host’s property, or in a road, street, or highway adjacent to the Host’s property. The penalties are: a fine of $2,000.00 for the first violation, $3,000.000 for the second violation within a rolling 12 month period, and $5,000.00 for the third or subsequent violation within a rolling 12 month period. Each fine is accompanied by an administrative fee of $250.00.