This is a reminder that the Board of Supervisors recently updated and enhanced our Fireworks Ordinance – to protect the residents in unincorporated San Mateo County and their property. It was important to strengthen the ordinance to meet the danger posed by the much-expanded and devasting fire seasons we now face due to Climate change. Our new ordinance increases fine for illegal fireworks to $1000. It calls for strict liability of social hosts and increased and meaningful fines to deter people from using unpermitted fireworks. You can read our updated fireworks ordinance here