Sheriff’s Office: Fireworks Banned in Contra Costa County


Contra Costa County Sheriff Fireworks

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff would like to remind all county residents about the use of fireworks during the 4th of July holiday.

Contra Costa County is a ‘fireworks-free zone’; the sale, possession or use of fireworks of all types and sizes (including Safe & Sane fireworks) are banned in the county (County ordinance 44-2.002). This includes the unincorporated areas as well as the cities.

Deputy Sheriffs and officers on patrol will confiscate all fireworks. Typical fireworks problems in the past have included aerial skyrockets of varying sizes, from bottle rockets to three inch mortar launched shells. Fireworks purchased in neighboring counties, other states, or over the internet are illegal to use or possess in Contra Costa County.

Offenders could also face up to $500 in fines. Possession of dangerous fireworks, like M-80’s or cherry bombs, constitute a felony and could result in fines of up to $5,000 and imprisonment. Violators may either receive a citation in the case of a misdemeanor, or they could be booked at the jail for felony use or possession of fireworks.

Editors Note:
Here is a list of fireworks on the 4th in Contra Costa County which include:

City of Antioch
Date: 7/4/14
Location: Contra Costa County Fairgrounds 10th and L Street , Antioch CA ($5 parking)
Time: 9:15 PM

City of Martinez
Date: 7/4/14
Location: Martinez Waterfront 5 N Court Street, Martinez, CA
Time: 9:30 PM

Pleasant Hill Fourth of July Commission
Date: 7/4/14
Location: College Park High School, 201 Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
Time: 9:30 PM

City of San Pablo
Date: 7/4/14
Location: Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell, San Pablo, CA
Time: 9:30 PM

City of Pittsburg
Date: 7/4/14
Location: River Park 400′ out on Breakwater, Pittsburg, CA
Time: 9:30 PM

Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation
Date: 7/4/14
Location: Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant Street, Concord, CA
Time: 9:30 PM

July 5

City of Oakley
Date: 7/5/14
Location: Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly, Oakley, CA
Time 9:30 PM


  1. Thank you Oakley ! Now we can get fireworks two days in a row. I love this country. I solute The Armed Forces, The Police, The Firefighters, and Emergency Personnel.

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