About the Fireworks Ordinance
San José Municipal Code 10.17.100 -
Except where otherwise expressly provided in this Code, it is unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any fireworks (including Sparklers and Safe and Sane Fireworks). Read the full ordinance.
Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Fireworks Use
In April 2016, the City Council approved higher fines for the sale, use, possession, or storage of fireworks. The fines for fireworks-related violations are $500 for a first violation, $700 for a second violation, and $1,000 for a third violation. The City increases its enforcement efforts during the 4th of July holiday.