Garden Grove

Be safe and sane on July 4

ILLEGAL FIREWORKS confiscated by Garden Grove police. A $1000 fine goes with their possession or use (City of GG photo).

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 a.m. to 10 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.

City parks will be closed by 5 p.m. on July 4, including tennis and handball courts, with park sprinklers activated.

If a pet goes missing, call the Garden Grove Animal Care Services at (714) 741-5565 and press 1 for Field Services. For a listing of lost and found pets identified by Garden Grove Animal Care Services, visit

In 2021, the Garden Grove Police Department issued 77, $1,000 administrative citations, and received 167 firework-related service calls on July 4, and 245 firework-related calls from July 1 through July 5, 2021.

For more insights, watch Garden Grove TV3’s “No Illegal Fireworks in Garden Grove” public service announcement available at

For July 4 safety tips and regulations, visit or call the Garden Grove Fireworks Hotline at (714) 741-5270.

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