The Village of Santa Clara has been experiencing extreme drought conditions and due to this, the Village has issued an emergency ordinance adopting a ban on all fireworks and fires within the village limits for 30 days. This ordinance was passed, adopted and approved on June 19, 2014; and, therefore, will be in effect until July 19, 2014; and could be reissued if drought conditions continue.
This applies to all fireworks regardless of whether they are ground or aerial.
The sale and use of missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, stick-type rockets and ground audible devices are prohibited within the city limits.
The use of any other permitted fireworks is hereby restricted to areas that are paved or barren or that have a readily accessible source of water for use by the homeowners or general public.
Whoever violates firework restrictions is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
Nothing in the city fireworks regulations shall prohibit the public display of fireworks except that any person shall secure a written permit from the office of the fire chief and the fireworks shall be purchased from a distributor licensed by the fire chief, the state fire chief, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at the United Stated Department of Transportation.
The fire chief may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the use of special fireworks in public displays.