Important 4th of July "Safe and Sane" Fireworks Information

Safe & Sane Fireworks will be sold in and legal for use in the City of Lakeport July 1-4.  Remember, they are illegal in ALL OTHER PARTS of the County of Lake, California, including the City of Clearlake.  Be aware of fire danger, use safely and follow all laws related to fireworks.  Text FIREWORKS to 888777 for public safety information.

PUBLIC SAFETY INFO FOR LAKEPORT INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

As the Fourth of July approaches, the Lakeport Police Department would like to provide Citizens with important information for those who wish to attend the event. As in the previous years, the City of Lakeport, through Voter Initiative, allows the sale and use of Safe and Sane Fireworks within the incorporated area of Lakeport. Any person who wishes to purchase and use Safe and Sane Fireworks are required to adhere to the following dates, times and locations for Discharge of Safe and Sane Fireworks.

DATES AND HOURS OF DISCHARGE:
JULY 1rst: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
JULY 2nd: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
JULY 3rd: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
JULY 4th: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

DESIGNATED PLACES FOR DISCHARGE:
All Safe and Sane Fireworks are permitted on any street within the incorporated area of Lakeport from July 1rst through the 4th which does not violate section 5.30.180B, which states: It is unlawful for any person to ignite, discharge, project or otherwise fire or use any safe and sane firework, or permit the ignition, discharge or projection upon or over or onto another’s property without his/her permission or within 10 feet of any residence, dwelling or other structure used as a place of habitation by human beings.

Discharge of Safe and Sane Fireworks will be permitted on Fourth St.'s intersection with Park St. during the July 4th event. The location will be cordoned off by barrier tape but great caution still needs to be taken.  Safe and sane fireworks are not allowed along the lakefront or parklands between 9th Street and 1st Street, including all of both Library and Xabatin Community Parks. 

Citizens should use extreme caution when discharging Safe and Sane fireworks as the city is experiencing very high temperatures and fire danger is always a concern.

 
BRAD RASMUSSEN
Chief of Police