Illegal Fireworks

Illegal fireworks, according to the Carson Municipal Code, shall mean any fireworks other than safe and sane fireworks. Illegal fireworks include but are not limited to:  sky rockets, bottle rockets, Roman candles, mortars, M-80, M-100, firecrackers, cherry bombs, palomitas, and helicopters.

It shall be unlawful to store any fireworks in any residence, home, garage, or automobile within the City of Carson.

Any resident of the premises on which fireworks are found or illegally discharged or sold shall be subject to the same administrative fine, as imposed on the person selling, discharging, or possessing the illegal fireworks that is on the premises by the resident's invitation or consent.

Increased Fine Schedule:
Any person violating any provision of the municipal code may be issued an administrative citation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff or a Carson Code Enforcement Officer. Administrative citations are issued to anyone who is discharging, using, or possessing any illegal fireworks. Any and all fireworks that are NOT Safe and Sane are considered illegal. The enhanced fine schedule is $2,000 for the first violation, $3,000 for the second violation within one year from the date of the first violation, and $5,000 for each additional violation within one year from the date of the first violation.

The state of California Health and Safety Code (HSC) sections 12500 - 12534 provides additional information relating to fireworks and pyrotechnic devices. HSC section 12505 specifically identifies and defines dangerous fireworks.

If you have any additional questions regarding the City's fireworks regulations, please contact the Revenue Division staff at (310) 952-1748.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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