As July 4 nears, the City raises awareness of illegal firework activities and enforcing the City’s no-tolerance policy by citing $1,000 fines.
“The Fourth of July is a special day for Americans, and we want everyone to have a great and safe time celebrating. The use of legal and illegal fireworks are not only dangerous to users but also to others nearby, including homes and structures,” says Fire Chief Tom Schultz.
Violators will be cited up to $1,000 for possessing illegal fireworks, including misusing or tampering with legal ones, per the City’s municipal code on illegal fireworks. Last year, the police department issued 47, $1,000 administrative citations.
This year, the police department will add two-man units to saturated high-volume call areas, and the fire department will deploy additional fire fighters and fire investigators.
Garden Grove firework sales take place from July 1 through July 4. Hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., July 1 through 3; and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 4.
In accordance with Garden Grove Municipal Code firework regulations, discharge of safe and sane fireworks is permissible on private property only.
To report illegal fireworks call (714) 741-5704. Please be prepared to provide the address where the illegal firework was lit and a description of the individual(s) involved.
For more information, visit the Fireworks Safety webpage or call the Garden Grove Fireworks Hotline at (714) 741-5270.