An updated City of Hayward nuisance ordinance taking effect on May 5, 2022 means Hayward home and apartment building owners are now subject to being fined for illegal firework activity taking place on their property.
Under the amended nuisance ordinance, owners of properties where fireworks activity takes place, or emanates from, can be cited and face progressively increasing fines of $1,500, $3,000 and $5,000 for a first, second and third incident, respectively.
These civil nuisance ordinance citations can be issued if fireworks activity is witnessed by a city code enforcement personnel or reported by a member of the public and confirmed by the city.
Read the full ordinances below:
In addition, people who use or sell fireworks in Hayward remain subject to citation by Hayward police and can be criminally prosecuted.
Property owners who wish to appeal a fireworks related citation can do so by completing the Administrative Hearing Request Form and submitting the form to the appropriate City Division based on the hearing type. More information on how to request an Administrative Hearing ⇒
Fireworks Ban Education and Enforcement: Introduction of Two Ordinances Amending Chapter 4 Article 15 of the Hayward Municipal Code Relating to Social Nuisance by Specifically Including Fireworks and Chapter 3 Article 3 of the Hayward Municipal Code Relating to Fireworks by Specifically Identifying Property Owners Accountable for Fireworks