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Rules & Laws Regarding Fireworks
All fireworks are illegal in San José.

The City of San José fireworks ban applies to all types of fireworks.
Illegal fireworks not only include large bottle rockets, roman candles,
and firecrackers but also the popular ‘sparklers,’ usually reserved for
younger children.

Sparklers can reach over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. They account for
50 percent of fireworks-related injuries to children under the age of five
and 10 percent of fireworks-related injuries overall.

Holiday Safety
Nationally, there are twice the number of fires and thousands of injuries, particularly for children ages 5 - 14. Gather with family and friends, and enjoy one of the many professionally performed fireworks shows available locally. 

The City of San Jose Municipal Code 17.12.940
Sale and use of Fireworks:
Except where otherwise expressly provided in this Code, it shall be 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)

Related Documents

San José Steps Up Efforts to Curb Illegal Fireworks in City Limits (news release, 4/13/16)