2023 Fireworks Stand Lottery

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News Date: 
January 19, 2023

The City of Salinas Fire Department is thrilled to announce that applications for the 2023 Fireworks Stand Lottery will be accepted beginning February 6, 2022. Applications are available online at www.cityofsalinas.org under the Fire Prevention page and will also be available at the City’s Permit Center, located at 65 West Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93901. Completed applications must be received by 4:00 PM on Friday February 24, 2023.

Once again, this year there will be 18 fireworks stands allowed in the City of Salinas. 

Nonprofit organizations such as schools or school organizations or a duly organized nonprofit, tax exempt charitable, religious, civic, patriotic, or community service association, organization or corporation which have met all the following criteria continuously for a minimum period of one year immediately preceding the filing of an application for a permit to display for sale or to sell safe and sane fireworks are eligible. 

Out of the 18 fireworks stands allowed, up to 12 will be for schools or school organizations. 

Applications will be reviewed for qualifications from February 27th through March 4th. An announcement of qualified applicants will be made on March 10th, and the lottery draw will be held on March 16th. Qualified applicants will be notified by mail of the time and location of the lottery draw. 

A non-refundable application fee of $225.23 must accompany each application, and Mayor Kimbley Craig adds, “The City of Salinas reminds everyone to celebrate safely with only State Fire Marshal approved “Safe and Sane” fireworks, and help the City eradicate the use of dangerous illegal fireworks by reporting their use to www.salinasfireworks.com.