Fireworks

Illegal

All fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Riverside County. All fireworks are illegal because they cause serious injuries and very often, cause fires. Riverside County has very diverse terrain. The vegetation is very dry where fireworks can easily start a brush fire. Individuals who cause fires by using illegal fireworks will be held responsible for all suppression costs. These costs can run into the millions of dollars. Read more at the State Fire Marshal website

For more information on how to report fireworks and what to do if you come across and explosive devise please read our Explosives and Fireworks (PDF)

Click here for the online fireworks reporting form

The Sheriff’s Department fireworks report form will be available 5 days prior and 1 day after July 4.

For all emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergency dispatch dial 800-950-2444. Communication centers operate 24/7. All 911 and non-emergency numbers support TTY Communications.

Riverside County Jurisdiction

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will only respond to reports within its jurisdiction. If you are reporting fireworks in a city listed below, please contact the agency directly at the non-emergency number provided or refer to the department’s website by clicking the link.


Local Law Enforcement Agencies



(951) 922-2288
(951) 769-8500
(760) 922-6111
(951) 770-0300
(951) 736-2334
(760) 329-2904 Ext. 2
(951) 765-2400
(760) 391-4057
(951) 696-3615
(760) 327-1441
(951) 354-2007