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Sheriff Asks For Community’s Help This Weekend

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Fireworks are illegal in Mariposa County, and those who violate the fireworks laws are subject to a maximum of $1,000 fine and up to one year in county jail.

However, if you possess large quantities of dangerous fireworks, prosecutors could charge you with a felony, punishable by up to three years in California state prison and fines up to $50,000.

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office asks that you partner with local Law Enforcement and Fire to help protect our community during this holiday weekend.

“FIREWORKS” include but are not limited to:

  • Safe and Sane Fireworks
  • Sparklers
  • Rockets
  • Black Cartridges
  • Snakes
  • Firecrackers
  • Roman Candles
  • Fountains
  • Fire Balloons
  • Torpedo Canes
  • Squibs
  • Torpedoes
  • or any other combustible device, explosive substance or any kind of fireworks, by whatsoever name they are known.

Fireworks are strictly prohibited within Mariposa County and anywhere within the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests. There will be a zero tolerance policy in enforcing this ban.

USDA Forest Service, CFR261.52(F)

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection CAL FIRE  Madera–MariposaMerced Unit

Mariposa County Ordinance Sections 8.20.10

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