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Celebrate Safely – Petaluma Says NO to Fireworks

Posted on June 8, 2020


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The City of Petaluma has made the difficult decision to ban the use of all fireworks, effective immediately.

The increasing number of Red Flag Weather Days and devastating wildfires, coupled with the prevalence of illegal fireworks, has presented a risk too great to be ignored. While we understand fireworks are a beloved tradition for many, our top priority is to keep our residents and properties safe. We look forward to working together with you, our resourceful, creative community, to establish new traditions that honor the spirit of the 4th of July.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: There will be 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 will incur a $1,000 fine.

Help us get the word out.  Email us if you are willing to post this poster in your place of business.

Also, for more detailed information, review the staff report.

Or, you can read the Ordinance to see the specific language regarding the changes.

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