Get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July! It is now legal to use safe and sane fireworks in the City of Huntington Beach on the 4th of July from noon to 10 p.m. (see Municipal Code Section 5.90 for requirements on places of discharge). With the passage of Measure T, the City Council wrote regulations to help non-profit organizations raise money, and allow all residents to enjoy a safe 4th of July.
Non-profit organizations can apply for the opportunity to operate one of 15 safe and sane fireworks stands to raise funds for their charitable cause. A maximum of 15 permits allowing the sale of safe and sane fireworks within the City of Huntington Beach will be issued each year to non-profit organizations using a lottery system within the following categories:
Youth Sports (5) - Youth sports organizations operating within the City whose main purpose is to benefit a valid youth sports activity. Examples include but are not limited to little league, “AYSO” soccer, youth football, basketball, tennis, or golf. This category does not include individual club or travel sports teams, or high school extracurricular activities/sports.
High School (5) - High schools operating within the City that agree to use the proceeds for the benefit of valid student extracurricular activities/sports shall be allowed to submit one application.
Civic Organizations (5) - Civic organizations operating within the City, whose sole purpose is for civic betterment or charitable or religious
purposes to and for the citizens of Huntington Beach, shall be allowed to submit one application. This category does not include high school extracurricular
activities or youth or adult sports organizations.
To participate, non-profit groups must:
Regulations -- key elements include:
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
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