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Where to Buy Fireworks in L.A. County

It's illegal to buy or set off fireworks in Pali but you can still purchase and light them in other areas of L.A. County. Here's where.

By Dan Abendschein

You might conclude otherwise from the occasional pop and bang you hear on your block this week, but fireworks are illegal in many cities in Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles included.

So how can you buy and enjoy fireworks if you live in a town that does not allow them? Go somewhere else in the county.


At the bottom of this article we have a list of where "safe and sane" fireworks are allowed in the county.

There is also a very tight window time-wise of when the sales are allowed: permitted sales dates started Thursday and will end July 6.

If you are confused about whether the fireworks you are buying are legal or not, there is an official "safe and sane" seal courtesy of the County Fire Department.

And if you don't think the legal fireworks are all that fun, you can always just watch the professionals do it: to find a fireworks display (or two or more) going on throughout the county over the next week.

  • Cities that permit the use of “safe and sane” fireworks are: Alhambra, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Carson, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Duarte, Gardena, El Monte, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Mirada, La Puente, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate, Temple City
  • Cities that do not permit fireworks of any kind: All county unincorporated areas, Agoura Hills, Arcadia, Avalon, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Cerritos, Claremont, Covina, Culver City, Diamond Bar, El Segundo, Glendale, Glendora, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, La Canada Flintridge, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Lancaster, La Verne, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Monrovia, Palos Verdes Estates, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Marino, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South Pasadena, Torrance, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier.



Joe Edmiston July 04, 2013 at 04:31 PM
The PaliPatch should not encourage the sale of fireworks. They are a leading cause of fires on the 4th. Buying fireworks and setting them off in the City of Los Angeles--yes Pacific Palisades is in the city--is illegal.

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