The laws governing fireworks in Roseville are clear – only Safe and Sane fireworks are legal in the City of Roseville and the legal time of sale for these fireworks is between 12:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on June 28 and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on June 29 through July 4. 

The legal time for discharge of Safe and Sane fireworks is from 12:00 p.m. on June 28 through 11:59 p.m. on July 4.

Only those fireworks registered with the California State Fire Marshal's Office as Safe and Sane are approved for use within the State of California. Fireworks may not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Remember, any firework that flies in the air, darts across the ground or explodes is considered illegal in California. If it doesn't have the California State Fire Marshal's seal on the packaging, it's illegal.

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Reporting Illegal Fireworks
Holidays result in significantly higher call volume to the 9-1-1 Center each year.

As a result, residents are asked to limit illegal fireworks related calls to the Communications Center, except in the following circumstances. 

• Injury, 9-1-1
• Fire, 9-1-1
• Emergency, 9-1-1
• Property damage, 916-774-5000 x1
• Knowledge of exact location of where fireworks are being set off in real-time, 916-774-5000 x1

Please do not report noise complaints unless you can provide the exact location of the fireworks being set off. Callers may experience longer than normal answering times, particularly on non-emergency phone lines. Please use the appropriate phone number and be patient with call takers.

In addition, do not report the use of fireworks or need for police, fire or medical response on social media. It is not monitored regularly.

Police and Fire Department Response
The Police and Fire Departments are conducting preventative roving patrols based on daily call activity.  While the Police and Fire Departments cannot respond to every fireworks related call, public safety personnel will prioritize our response to ensure the public’s safety. 

The boom and crackle of the firework happens in seconds and the sound can carry quite some distance. Catching someone in the act - possession of fireworks or launching illegal fireworks - is not an easy task!  Without knowing where the activity is occurring, Public Safety Dispatchers can only communicate it to public safety personnel as beat information. With a specific location, public safety personnel can respond to the designated location, look for expended illegal fireworks, people standing around and/or someone willing to “point out” who set it off.

Roseville Public Safety Encourages Residents to Leave the Fireworks to the Pros

Roseville Municipal Code

Roseville Municipal Code governs the use of fireworks within our community, Find out more Municipal Code here.

If you choose to use Safe and Sane Fireworks, below are some tips for staying safe:
• Safe and Sane Fireworks must have the State Fire Marshal's seal, and can only be purchased at licensed fireworks stands.
• Always read directions.
• Always have an adult present.
• Use fireworks outdoors only.
• Never use near dry grass or other flammable materials.
• Light one at a time.
• Use common sense and keep a safe distance.
• Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
• Never experiment with fireworks.
• Have a bucket of water and a hose handy.
• Never attempt to re-light or "fix" fireworks.
• Do not wear loose-fitting clothing.
• Never carry fireworks in your pockets.
• Fireworks are not toys.
• Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.

Disposal of used fireworks
To dispose of used fireworks, completely submerge fireworks in a bucket of water and allow them to soak at least overnight, preferably for 24 hours. Once they have had a chance to soak, drain any excess water and place your fireworks into a sealable plastic bag to maintain moisture.

Once you have followed these safety tips, you can safely toss them in your outside garbage can for disposal.