Zero Tolerance Enforcement on Illegal Fireworks


The City of Selma would like to provide this notice to our citizens.

Only “Safe and Sane” fireworks are authorized for use in the State of California, and the City of Selma. Illegal fireworks are those that explode or are launched into the air. This includes the modification of “Safe and Sane” fireworks. In an effort to keep our community safe, the City of Selma will continue an aggressive campaign against the use of illegal fireworks within the City limits. The City has adopted an ordinance that allows for the issuing of administrative fines to property owners who allow the use of illegal fireworks on their property. A violation will result in a $1,000 fine for a first offense, $1,500 for a second offense, and $2,000 for a third offense. Administrative fines may be delivered in person or sent in the mail to the property owners on record. Those wishing to report the illegal use of fireworks should call the Selma Police Department business line at (559) 896-2525. Please do not utilize the 911 system to report illegal fireworks. The City of Selma hopes that our community can have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday season.

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Ordinance 2021-3 15261

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