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Celebrate Safely with
Safe and Sane Fireworks in Salinas

Help us keep our community safe this Fourth of July -- report illegal and unsafe fireworks and those putting others in danger. Use SalinasCONNECT (click "Request Service" and give us as much info as possible), call our tip line, or text us a photo and the address of the violation. Together we can keep Salinas safe this holiday and have a great July 4th.

How Much Do They Really Cost?

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Think about it before you use illegal fireworks.


You Will Be Liable

You may use, store, sell, or display safe and sane fireworks only between 12 noon on June 28, 2021 and 10 p.m. on July 4, 2021. However, if you use, store, sell or display safe and sane fireworks outside of this time frame, you will be fined at least $1,000.

If you have, use, store, sells or display dangerous or illegal fireworks at any time you will be fined at least $1,250.

That's not all! If you don't follow the fireworks laws you can face additional legal and financial penalties.

Find more details here.

If you would like to drop-off illegal fireworks without penalty
call the Salinas Police Administration Office at (831)758-7286 
or the Non-Emergency Police number (831) 758-7090.
Another way to report fireworks:
Click on Q-Alert link on your mobile device.

Fireworks Laws

Safe and Sane or None at All

The sale, display for sale, and use of safe and sane fireworks shall be permitted only during that period beginning at noon on June 28 and ending at 10:00 p.m. of July 5 of that same year. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell safe and sane fireworks within the city of Salinas without having first applied for and received a permit from the city as required under this chapter. (Ord. No. 2574 (NCS), § 2, 7-12-2016)

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What is a Dangerous Firework?

"Dangerous fireworks." Fireworks as listed and defined in California Health and Safety Code section 12505 and section 12561 and the relevant sections of Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations, as the same may be amended from time to time.

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Help Pets Who are Lost During 4th of July Weekend

The 4th of July weekend historically has an increase in lost pets.

To help with this, beginning the night of Friday, June 29th through the night of Wednesday July 5th, Salinas Animal Services (144 Hitchcock Rd. - the second shelter on Hitchcock Road) will have their after-hours (night drop) kennels open. Each kennel will have an information card that will need to be filled out by the finder in order for the shelter to have the best chance of reuniting the animal with its family.

Please use these kennels only when stray or lost animals are found inside the City limits of Salinas and Marina after the shelters are closed
- between the hours of 5:00 pm – 8:00 am.

Animal Control will have two officers on duty July 3rd and 4th as well.

Enjoy your 4th of July celebrations.

Be safe.
Be responsible.
Help us stop those who aren't.

For more information contact:

Salinas Fire Department
(831) 758-7466
65 West Alisal Street, #210 Salinas, California 93901

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