The City of South El Monte reminds residents that only “Safe and Sane” fireworks are legal in the City.
Safe and sane fireworks are essentially fireworks that stay on the ground. California law prohibits the sale and use of aerial fireworks to the general public.
Discharging illegal fireworks is against the law and strictly prohibited! Illegal fireworks –any item that explodes, and/or rises in the air and that are not approved and labeled “Safe and Sane” by the State Fire Marshal –pose serious safety threats.
Anyone caught possessing, selling, distributing, will be fined and are subject to arrest. State law provides a fine of up to $1000 and/or a year in jail upon conviction for violating fireworks laws.
Report the exact location of illegal fireworks use, sales, and suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Temple Station at (626) 285-7171.
The sale of “Safe and Sane” fireworks is legal in the City of South El Monte.
Help keep our City clean and beautiful! Residents are asked to clean up after own fireworks celebration by picking up all the debris caused by any and all “Safe and Sane” fireworks this Fourth of July Holiday.
SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority) offers safety tips for pet owners to keep their pets safe this Fourth of July and all summer long.