Illegal Fireworks

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 person violating any provision of the municpal code may be issued an administrative citation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff or a Carson Code Enforcement Officer. Administrative citations issued for discharging, using, or possessing any fireworks that are not considered safe and sane is $1,000 per 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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