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Santa Cruz Police Department
Saturday July 4th, 2015 :: 08:10 a.m. PDT


City of Santa Cruz – Fireworks prohibited – violators subject to triple fine penalty – July 3-5, 2015 - Minimum Fine $532 (SCMC 19.05)

The Santa Cruz City Council has approved a citywide safety enhancement designation for July 3-5, 2015. This means tripling of fines for violations such as the discharge of fireworks, littering and public consumption of alcohol. With additional court costs, minimum fines will be $532. Please follow all posted signs and call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. For more information, visit Latest News at

If you witness illegal fireworks being discharged, we strongly encourage you to call 9-1-1 immediately to report this incident. We ask that you are willing to assist us by signing a complaint against the person(s) responsible and be willing to testify in court, if necessary. We are relying on our partnership with the community to keep us all safe this 4th of July. Thank you and have a safe Independence Day holiday weekend.

Santa Cruz Police Department
155 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 831-420-5810

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