The Costa Mesa Police Department has been conducting undercover operations throughout the month to deter the sale, purchase, and use of illegal fireworks in the City of Costa Mesa. To date, over 600 lbs. of illegal fireworks have been seized with multiple arrests. Illegal firework enforcement will continue through the 4th of July.
Fireworks without the Safe & Sane logo are illegal and it is a crime to sell, purchase and possess illegal fireworks. Possession of just one illegal firework is a misdemeanor and punishable by a first time offense of a $1,000 fine and/or imprisonment. To report illegal fireworks use and suspicious activity please call (714) 754-5252.