Fire Prevention

2017 Safe and Sane Fireworks Fireworks Safety

Only fireworks classified as "Safe & Sane" by the State Fire Marshal are approved for sale and use in the city of Stockton.  The State Fire Marshal Safe & Sane seal is clearly displayed on these fireworks.

Use of Safe & Sane fireworks is restricted within the city of Stockton to the following dates and times: 

  • June 28 - Noon to 11 pm
  • June 29 to July 4 - 9 am to 11 pm


Use Safe & Sane Fireworks Safely


Illegal Fireworks

All fireworks without the Safe & Sane seal are illegal in Stockton. Sale, use, or possession of illegal fireworks is a crime. There is ZERO tolerance for illegal fireworks in Stockton. Sale, use, or possession of illegal fireworks is punishable by jail and fines up to $1,000.


To report illegal fireworks, report online through Ask Stockton or contact the non-emergency number for Stockton Police Department.


Fireworks Safety

Obtain more detailed information and resources by visiting links below. For questions, please contact:


Sale of Safe & Sane Fireworks is restricted to 30 booth locations, selected by lottery, and permitted through the City of Stockton.  Non-profit organizations submit applications during the month of March and are selected by lottery.  For Safe and Sane Fireworks booth locations, visit the link below:


Fire Prevention Week

Role Fire Prevention Division

The Fire Prevention Division works to reduce the risk of fires and safeguards the lives, welfare, and economy of the community. 


The Fire Prevention Division provides:

  • code enforcement,
  • fire safety education,
  • fire investigation, and
  • special services, such as plan checking and fire code operational permits.


Fire Prevention is managed by a Division Chief, who is also assigned as Fire Marshal. 

Additional sworn personnel include:

  • Fire Captain,
  • Fire Protection Specialist,
  • Arson Investigator, and
  • non-sworn civilians for fire safety inspections, public education, and weed abatement complaints. 

Two non-sworn positions also assist with administrative duties.


The Fire Prevention Division is located in the Permit Center along with Community Development Department, Planning & Engineering Division, and Building & Life Safety Division.

This one-stop location streamlines service for both business owners and contractors.


For more information about the fire prevention operational fire permit and plan check applications, please visit our Permit Center web page.


Fire Safety Regulations 


External Links

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Office of the State Fire Marshal - California  

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/20/2017