Fireworks Prohibited in Monrovia

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fireworks_-_copyCommunity Reminder: Fireworks are Prohibited in Monrovia

The City of Monrovia and the Monrovia Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors alike: Fireworks are not allowed in the City of Monrovia.

The City of Monrovia is looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July with our very own firework show in Library Park. With the hot days of summer upon us,  the Monrovia Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the public of the ban on all types of fireworks in Monrovia, including the “safe and sane” fireworks. There is good reason for this ban, as fireworks are the primary cause of thousands of fires and injuries throughout the United States each 4th of July. The good news is that these fires and injuries are preventable, if people comply with local laws prohibiting the use of fireworks.

For further reference, please refer to the City of Monrovia local municipal code section 8.24.010 prohibiting fireworks in Monrovia. The fine for violations is up to $500.

Chapter 8.24: Fireworks

The sale, possession or discharge of all fireworks is prohibited within the city. The provisions of this section shall not apply to public displays of fireworks conducted by licensed pyrotechnic engineers.

It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite, explode, project, or otherwise fire or use any fireworks , or permit the ignition, explosion or projection thereof, upon or over or onto the property of another without his or her consent, or to ignite, explode, project, or otherwise fire or make use of any fireworks within 200 feet of any brush-covered land, or within ten feet of any residence, dwelling or other structure used as a place of habitation by human beings.

Persons violating this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500, or by imprisonment in the city or county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and the license shall be revoked.