As July 4 approaches, the City of Garden Grove, in collaboration with the Garden Grove Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority, reminds the community to take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and memorable celebration. Only safe and sane fireworks bearing the California State Fire Marshal seal may be discharged in Garden Grove on July 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., on private property only.
Through July 4, the Garden Grove Police Department will deploy additional police patrols to identify violators of the City’s municipal code on fireworks. Individuals caught using or possessing illegal fireworks, or misusing or tampering with legal ones, will be cited a $1,000 administrative fine. Multiple fines will be issued for repeat violators.
To report illegal fireworks, call the Garden Grove Police Department’s non-emergency number at (714) 741-5704. Be prepared to provide the address where the illegal fireworks were lit and a description of the individual(s) involved.
Call 9-1-1 for emergencies only.
On July 4, Garden Grove Animal Care Services will have an Animal Control Officer on-duty. If a pet goes missing, call (714) 741-5565, press 1, and leave a detailed voice message. The on-duty officer will be notified.
For a listing of lost and found pets identified by Garden Grove Animal Care Services, visit ggcity.org/animal-care.
In addition, all City parks will be closed by 5:00 p.m. on July 4, including tennis and handball courts, with park sprinklers activated.
In 2020, the Garden Grove Police Department issued 19, $1,000 citations, a 74.4% decrease from 2019. The Garden Grove Police Department received 168 firework-related service calls on July 4, and 310 firework-related calls from July 1 through July 5, 2020.
Please watch Garden Grove TV3’s “No Illegal Fireworks in Garden Grove” public service announcement available at bit.ly/youtube-no-illegal-fireworks.
For July 4 safety tips and regulations, visit ggcity.org/july-4-safety-tips-regulations or call the Garden Grove Fireworks Hotline at (714) 741-5270.