Report illegal fireworks with the Concord Connect app

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CONCORD, CA — All fireworks (even those labeled “safe and sane”) remain illegal in Concord. This also applies to all of Contra Costa County (except for permitted professional displays).

This includes bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers and sparklers.  Sparklers can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and account for most fireworks-related injuries to children age 5 and under.  Fireworks are dangerous and cause fires, which can result in severe injury and even death, as well as costly property damage.

Concord Municipal Code 15.70.020 makes it unlawful for any person to possess, transfer, manufacture, offer for sale, use or discharge any fireworks (except for permitted, professional displays).  The fine for violating this code can increase up to $500 for each violation.

Report fireworks with the Concord Connect appThe amount of calls to the Concord PD Dispatch Center this time of year can cause our phone lines to become so tied-up that those in need of immediate police or medical help are delayed in getting assistance.  Therefore, please do not call Concord PD to report fireworks unless they pose an immediate threat to life or property and you are able to provide a specific location where they are being set off.

Instead, community members should report fireworks through the Concord Connect App. The app will be actively monitored for enforcement on a non-emergent response basis.

You can easily access Concord Connect by both web browser and the Concord Connect mobile App.  However, the Concord Connect mobile app makes the process simpler.

How to report fireworks

To report fireworks using the App on your smart phone:

  1. Open the “App Store” on your phone and download the “Concord Connect” App (Or click here)
  2. Click on “Make a New Request”
  3. Click on Fireworks Reporting

To report fireworks using the web browser:

  1. Go to the City of Concord website and click on “Report a Problem” (Or click here)
  2. Under “Report Online”, click on “Concord Connect App
  3. Click on Fireworks Reporting
  4. Important When selecting drop down responses, be sure to click back on the box with your selected response in order to “enter” the response and proceed to the next drop down.

Thanks for your cooperation in this effort. And for helping to keep Concord safe.