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Safe & Sane Fireworks Information Page

 A local ordinance allowing for the sale of Safe and Sane Fireworks within Tracy city limities was approved by the Tracy City Council in May of 2011. Qualifying 501 (c) nonprofit organizations may participate in fundraising activities through the sale of Safe and Sane Fireworks. Safe and Sane Fireworks are those that bear the official seal of the California State Fire Marshal's Office. Fireworks that do not bear the official seal of the California State Fire Marshal are considered "dangerous fireworks" and remain illegal within the entire jurisdictional area of the South County Fire Authority.

Safe and Sane Permit Lottery

The maximum number of permits which the City may issue pursuant to Chapter 3.04 for any calendar year shall not exceed one (1) sales permit for each ten thousand (10,000) populartion or portion thereof. Safe and Sane Fireworks Seller's Permits are available to nonprofit organizations each year. All qualifying organizations are entered into a lottery process and the organizations are randomly selected to continue in the permitting process. Three alternate organizations are also selected in the event a previously selected organization is unable to complete the permitting process.

Safe and Sane Fireworks Regulations

All regulations and rules concerning Safe and Sane Fireworks sales can be found here. Safe and Sane Fireworks may only be sold between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on June 28, between 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. from June 29-July 3, and 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. on July 4.

Safe and Sane Fireworks Discharge Time Limits.

2021 Safe and Sane Fireworks Sales Lottery Application

Due to the temporary closure of City Hall because of COVID-19, completed lottery applications can be submitted via the following methods:
By mail: City of Tracy
              Attn: City Clerk’s
              Office 333 Civic Center Plaza
              Tracy CA 95376

By email: fireworkslottery@cityoftracy.org

If you need to submit an application in person, please schedule an appointment in advance by emailing fireworkslottery@cityoftracy.org. Applications shall be submitted during normal business hours from November 1st of each year up to and including the first Thursday of December of the same year (November 1, 2020 through December 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m.), at which time the filing period for that year will close. Nonprofit organizations must complete and submit applications with all required documentation by the filing period deadline to be eligible for the lottery to sell safe and sane fireworks. 

The City of Tracy issues permits to sell safe and sane fireworks in the City in accordance with Tracy Municipal Code Chapter 3.04. On the second Thursday in January of each year at 5:00 p.m., the City Clerk or designee, shall conduct a lottery to fill all available fireworks stand openings for the coming year, from the eligible nonprofit organizations, in the order drawn. The lottery will apply only to the upcoming year. The maximum number of permits which the City may issue pursuant to Chapter 3.04 for any calendar year shall not exceed one (1) sales permit for each ten thousand (10,000) population or portion thereof.

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