Help us keep our community safe this Fourth of July -- report illegal and unsafe fireworks and those putting others in danger. Call our tip line, text us a photo and the address of the violation, use our reporting form on this site, or download the 'Nail 'em' App on your mobile device. Together we can keep Salinas safe this holiday and have a great July 4th.
You Will Be Liable
You may use, store, sell, or display safe and sane fireworks only between 12:00 noon on June 28 and ending at 10:00 p.m. of July 5 however if you use, store, sell or display safe and sane fireworks outside of this time frame, you will be fined at least $1000.
If you have, use, store, sells or display dangerous - illegal fireworks at any time you will be fined at least $1250.
That's not all! If you don't follow the fireworks laws you can face additional legal and financial penalties.
Find more details here.
If you would like to drop-off illegal fireworks without penalty
call the Fire Marshal at (831) 758-7422
or the Non-Emergency Police number (831) 758-7090.
Help Pets Who are Lost During 4th of July Weekend
The 4th of July weekend historically has an increase in lost pets.
To help with this, beginning the night of Friday, June 29th through the night of Wednesday July 5th, Salinas Animal Services (144 Hitchcock Rd. - the second shelter on Hitchcock Road) will have their after-hours (night drop) kennels open. Each kennel will have an information card that will need to be filled out by the finder in order for the shelter to have the best chance of reuniting the animal with its family.
Please use these kennels only when stray or lost animals are found inside the City limits of Salinas and Marina after the shelters are closed
- between the hours of 5:00 pm – 8:00 am.
Animal Control will have two officers on duty July 3rd and 4th as well.