Fireworks are Illegal in Los Angeles County

In anticipation of a high-danger fire season, Supervisor Kathryn Barger reminds residents preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July, that fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities and in many of its 88 cities. 

Enjoy all the festivities of our nation’s birthday. BBQ. Swim. Take in a professional fireworks show---there’s one at the Palmdale Amphitheater on June 29. If you live in the appropriate areas of Palmdale and you choose to use Safe & Sane fireworks, please do so with extreme caution and under adult supervision.

But don’t use illegal fireworks. Period. Don’t. For them.

Lancaster Fairgrounds Professional Bull Riding & Fireworks Extravaganza

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Report illegal fireworks by calling 661/272-2400.

Lancaster Sheriff Station 661-948-8466

Palmdale Sheriff Station 661-272-2400

“While some cities allow ‘safe and sane’ fireworks, fireworks of any kind, are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities,” said Supervisor Barger. “Annually, fireworks cause brush fires, house fires, millions of dollars in damages, injuries, and even death. I encourage residents to report any illegal fireworks to law enforcement.” Possession or use of illegal fireworks can range from a fine of up to $1000, to one year in county jail. Certain products like m-80’s and m-100’s are considered explosives and are a felony to possess with penalties as high as 16 months in state prison. Parents are also liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.