Fireworks Are Illegal in Santa Rosa

A photo showing and assortment of packaged fireworks

Santa Rosa Fire Department Reminds the Public of Fireworks Ban

Nothing kicks off the summer season like the 4th of July holiday. It is an enjoyable time that includes all the things we love, such as warmer weather, great food, and grand pyrotechnic displays.

The Santa Rosa Fire Department would like to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal* within the City of Santa Rosa. It is also illegal to purchase "Safe and Sane" fireworks from other cities and bring them to the City of Santa Rosa.

Why Ban Fireworks?

The Firework Ban went into effect when voters passed Measure F following the Lofty Perch Fire which was caused by Safe and Sane Fireworks in east Santa Rosa in 2003. Approximately 30% of the City of Santa Rosa is located within the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area and the use of fireworks in these areas poses a significant threat to our City. We are fortunate to reside in such a beautiful area surrounded by open spaces and wild lands, so please help us keep our City safe by not using fireworks within Santa Rosa or other jurisdictions where they are prohibited.


Violation of laws regarding dangerous fireworks can result in immediate enforcement action, which could include a citation with fines up to $1,000 or arrest depending on the violation. All fireworks will be considered contraband and confiscated for disposal.

Professional Shows Cancelled

No fireworks display is scheduled at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this year (2023). The Santa Rosa Fire Department encourages residents to enjoy a safe 4th of July

How to Report Violations of the City of Santa Rosa's Fireworks Ban

It is imperative that we ask residents to adhere to the fireworks ban and for everyone to work together to prevent fires from impacting our community. To report firework activity, contact the City of Santa Rosa Police Department non-emergency line at 707-528-5222.

The 4th of July is a wonderful American tradition; remember to celebrate safely and legally.

 *City of Santa Rosa City Code: 18-44.5608.3 - Sale, use or discharge of fireworks prohibited - Exception: (1) Exception for public display of fireworks authorized pursuant to this section, it is unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer, or expose for sale, sell at retail, give away or in any manner dispose of any fireworks, or to use, explode, or otherwise discharge any fireworks.