City of La Palma, CA

05/31/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/31/2023 13:43

Fireworks Prohibited in La Palma

The City of La Palma and the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) want to remind everyone that the discharge of fireworks is illegal in most areas of Orange County, including La Palma...

Some OC cities allow "safe and sane" fireworks with very specific restrictions on their sale and discharge. Those cities include Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana, Stanton, Villa Park, and Westminster. In all other Orange County cities, all fireworks are illegal.

Firecrackers, bottle rockets, cherry bombs, and other devices that explode, move along the ground, or travel through the air are banned throughout the State of California. There is no safe or legal area to possess, sell, or discharge these types of dangerous fireworks anywhere in the state.

The OCFA recommends that residents enjoy a Fourth of July celebration with friends and family at a professional fireworks show. Many communities provide additional amenities, including barbecues, concerts, and children's activities along with a large fireworks show. For a listing of professional fireworks shows, please call the OCFA at (714) 573-6225 or visit

OCFA Fireworks Safety Tips