Over the past few years, the increasing number of Red Flag weather days and devastating wildfires, our extreme drought conditions, and the prevalence of illegal fireworks, has presented a risk to our community too great to be ignored. Though we are disappointed to not be able to offer our annual fireworks display due to contractual and supply chain issues, we look forward to celebrating the spirit of Independence Day with our community with this new offering!
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Petaluma has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for all firework use – including fireworks previously considered legal. Property owners will be held responsible for firework activity that occurs on their property and will be cited accordingly, regardless of who possesses or lights the fireworks. Violations are subject to fines of $1,000 or more.
While we understand fireworks are a beloved tradition for many, our top priority is to keep our residents and properties safe.
For more detailed information, review the staff report.
Or, you can read the Ordinance to see the specific language regarding the changes.
While anyone found using fireworks may receive a fine, there will be no fines, citations, or questions for anyone willing to surrender their fireworks prior to the 4th. If you would like to turn in your fireworks, please contact the Petaluma Fire Department at (707) 778-4390.
To properly dispose of ammunition and gun powder, contact the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department at (707) 565-2650.
Thank you to everyone who opted to surrender their fireworks at our recent Firework Turn-In event. Nearly 20lbs of fireworks were collected.