With the approaching July Fourth holiday, fire agencies in Nevada County would like to remind area residents and visitors that the use of all fireworks is prohibited in the unincorporated areas of Nevada County and in the city of Grass Valley. No person is permitted to sell, use or possess fireworks of any type in these areas.
With the exception of the Old Nevada City Airport and the Deer Creek environs, where the use of fireworks is prohibited, personal use of safe and sane fireworks will be allowed in Nevada City on the Fourth of July.
Fire prevention and law enforcement personnel will be responding to complaints of fireworks use and patrolling to enforce the ban and area restrictions. Any person found using or possessing fireworks in violation of these restrictions may be cited and the fireworks will be confiscated.
As a safe alternative to the individual use of fireworks in the celebration of our independence, residents are encouraged to enjoy the Fourth of July parade in Grass Valley, beginning at 10 a.m. and the celebration at the fairgrounds beginning at 3 p.m. with entertainment and food, ending with the annual public fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.