"Safe and sane" legal fireworks in California
SACRAMENTO, CA - The only fireworks deemed legal for consumers in California are those classified by the State Fire Marshal as "safe and sane," carry the official State Fire Marshal seal, and permitted by locality.
Generally, safe and sane fireworks are handheld or ground-based devices.
Fireworks that are illegal in California are those that explode, become airborne or move on the ground in an uncontrolled manner. Examples of illegal fireworks (not a complete list) are bottle rockets, sky rockets, aerial shells, roman candles and firecrackers.
Click here for Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley communities that allow the sale and use of safe and sane fireworks (as of April, 2011).