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Garden Grove reminds community of $1,000 fine for illegal firework use

The City of Garden Grove is raising the awareness of illegal firework use and the enforcement of the city’s zero-tolerance policy in the form of a $1,000 fine.

“On July 4, additional Garden Grove police sergeants, officers, and administrative staff will be dedicated to firework enforcement throughout the city to apprehend and cite individuals who are caught using or possessing illegal fireworks,” said Garden Grove Police Chief Tom DaRé.

Individuals caught misusing or tampering with legal fireworks will also be subject to the $1,000 administrative fine. Multiple fines will be issued for repeat violators.

In accordance with the Garden Grove Municipal Code firework regulations, discharge of safe and sane fireworks bearing the California State Fire Marshal seal is permissible on July 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., on private property only.

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.

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.

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.