Report Illegal Fireworks

Help keep our community safe and report the sales, possession and lighting of fireworks. As always, call 9-1-1 to report an emergency.

(510) 238-2373
Call the Fireworks Tipline
Report Online
Oakland Illegal Firework Reporting Tool

All Types of Fireworks are Illegal in Oakland

Let’s ensure our neighbors, friends, and pets feel safe by keeping fireworks out of our neighborhoods.

  • Those caught with fireworks, even the “Safe & Sane” brand, will be fined up to $1,000·
  • Possession of large quantities of fireworks carry penalties of $5,000 to $10,000 and possible imprisonment

Keep our Community Safe

  • Use of fireworks could injure or present even greater bodily risk to yourself, children and community.
  • Oakland is in the midst of a homeless crisis. Unsheltered residents are disproportionally impacted and exposed to the noise and risk of explosive devices, particularly if fire makes contact with an encampment.
  • We are a month into fire season and already have seen a number of grassland fires, at least two of which were caused by fireworks. Reckless use of pyrotechnics combined with Low humidity, high temperatures and high wind are a devastating combination.
  • Any fire that threatens homes or vegetation could prompt an evacuation and displacement of residents. During COVID-19, the potential of having to relocate neighbors who are sheltering in place into a common area or facility could further threaten the health and safety of Oaklanders.