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Fireworks are illegal in Reno

Don’t even think about doing your own fireworks show. Not only will you and your neighbors expose you to a risk of fire and / or serious injury, it is very likely that you will be arrested and fined. Catch one of the area’s spectacular fireworks displays and have a safe Fourth of July celebration.

Fireworks are illegal in Reno and Washoe County

No fireworks are legal except approved public fireworks displays, period. According to the Reno Fire Department, “Although it may be legal to purchase fireworks in some locations outside of Washoe County, it is illegal to possess or use fireworks and / or pyrotechnics within the City of Reno and in unincorporated areas of the county. of Washoe «The illegal possession or use of fireworks can result in fines of up to $ 1,000 and / or up to six months in jail for each offense, and the laws also provide for the seizure and confiscation of all such materials by the forces of public order ”. If you do it anyway and your pyrotechnic activities cause property damage or bodily injury, you could be financially wiped out for life.

For more information, contact the Fire Prevention Division of the Reno Fire Department at (775) 334-2300.

If you have some fireworks and would like to dispose of them in a safe and sensible way, the Reno Fire Department has an amnesty program whereby you can turn them into a fire station, police officer, or deputy sheriff, no questions asked.

Fireworks are illegal elsewhere too

Fireworks are illegal on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and in national forests managed by the US Forest Service. Around Lake Tahoe, fireworks are not allowed in Placer and El Dorado counties in California and Douglas and Carson City counties in Nevada. The only exception to all of this is at Pyramid Lake.

Legal fireworks at Pyramid Lake

If you simply must make your own fireworks, the only legal place in Washoe County to purchase and shoot fireworks is the sovereign nation of Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation north of the Reno / Sparks area. Get the details of this profile at Pyramid Lake.

Enjoy a spectacular professional fireworks show on July 4

There will be large, professionally staged, free fireworks displays throughout the Reno / Tahoe area for the whole family to enjoy safely. Check out the fireworks in the Reno and Sparks area and in Lake Tahoe.

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