Fireworks in HB
There are 3 basic forms of fireworks
- Dangerous and
- Consumer commonly known as "Safe and Sane".
Commercial firework displays are typically used for display for large public audiences. They are maintained and monitored by licensed pyrotechnicians and the H.B.F.D. during the setup and launching process. A permit from the city is required to possess and discharge such pyrotechnics.
Dangerous fireworks are explosives such as M-80's firecrackers and even small firecrackers known as "Ladie Fingers". It is illegal to possess (12677 H&S) or discharge (12680 H&S) such fireworks anywhere in California .
For the first time in many years, Safe and Sane fireworks will be sold and used in the City of Huntington Beach. The City Council approved the use and sale of Safe and Sane fireworks to assist non-profit groups in raising money, as well as, raising money for the Fourth of July event. A drawing was held with ten non-profit groups being chosen at a city council meeting.
Fireworks sales are limited to July 1, 2, and 3 between 12 noon and 10:00 p.m., and on July 4th between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Those are the only times groups will have their booths open to sell the Safe and Sane Phantom Fireworks.
July 4th is the only day the fireworks can be discharged. They can only be discharged between 12 noon and 10:00 p.m. The discharge of Safe and Sane fireworks during any other time is prohibited and subject to a $500 fine for the first offense. Fireworks cannot be discharge Downtown or anywhere near the beach.
All fireworks (other than Safe and Sane) are prohibited in all areas in Huntington Beach anytime during the year. A full listing of fireworks regulations can be found at the following link.
Additionally, the dangerous practice of shooting a gun into the air is illegal (9.76.010 HBMC). Please consider your fellow neighbors and remember these bullets come down with deadly velocity.