Cathedral City only allows “Safe and Sane Fireworks” that are sold at locations throughout the city by non-profit organizations. “Safe and Sane Fireworks” have been approved as they do not go up in the air and/or explode. All “safe and sane” fireworks display a “State of California, State Fire Marshall Registered Fireworks” seal. If they do not, they are considered illegal fireworks.
From June 28 through July 4, you will see temporary fireworks sale centers pop-up in three parking lots by non-profit organizations. These fireworks comply with city regulations and help raise funds for local charities.
Illegal fireworks (any firework that does not carry the State Fire Marshal seal and labeled, “Safe and Sane,” explodes or goes up in the air) will bring you a hefty fine in Cathedral City to not only the person lighting the fireworks, but also the property owner or lessee that allows the fireworks to be discharged.
How much will it cost you? Anyone caught using or allowing illegal fireworks to be used on their property will receive a fine of $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 more for a subsequent offense ($3,000 total), and an increase of $1,000 for each additional offense ($4,000, $5,000, etc.). Additionally, Cathedral City will have increased patrols to document and issue citations in a stepped-up enforcement effort to anyone who uses or is in possession of illegal fireworks.
Don’t take the chance of shooting off illegal fireworks in Cathedral City or it can cost you a hefty fine! Illegal fireworks jeopardize your health and welfare as well as those around you including your neighbors, friends, and pets. Keep it “Safe and Sane” this 4th of July!