Only fireworks classified as "Safe & Sane" by the State Fire Marshal are approved for sale and use in the city of Stockton. Use of Safe & Sane fireworks is limited to the following dates and times:
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, please contact the non-emergency number for the Stockton Police Department.
Obtain more detailed information and resources by visiting links below.
For questions, please contact:
- Submit a request through Ask Stockton (search on Fireworks), or
- visit City's Permit Center at 345 N. El Dorado Street.
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. The 2017 list of organizations authorized to sell Safe & Sane Fireworks:
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:
Fire Prevention is managed by a Division Chief, who is also assigned as Fire Marshal.
Additional sworn personnel include:
Two non-sworn positions also assist with administrative duties.
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.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/25/2017