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Fireworks now on sale in Washington State until July 5th

Washington State law allows sales of consumer fireworks to begin on Monday, June 28th, at noon and end on July 5th at 9:00 pm.  However, fireworks discharges are banned in southwest unincorporated Snohomish County and in many Snohomish County cities.

By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek, June 18, 2021.

Ready or not, fireworks go on sale for the 4th of July festivities in Washington State on Monday, June 28, 2021.

Washington State law allows sales of consumer fireworks to begin on June 28th at noon and end on July 5th at 9:00 pm.

Please be aware of the following:

Be sure to check with your local jurisdiction before using fireworks.

Washingtonians can enjoy consumer fireworks in a safe and responsible way, if they follow a few simple tips.  When planning your fireworks fun, remember to:

  • Be Prepared – Buy only legal fireworks, have water nearby while lighting and keep pets indoors.
  • Be Safe – Only adults should light fireworks. Never light fireworks in your hand and never use them indoors. Always light one firework at a time.
  • Be Responsible – Clean up fireworks debris and soak used fireworks with water.  Keep matches and lighters away from children.

A state license is required along with a local permit to operate a fireworks stand in Washington.  

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) issued 633 retail fireworks stand licenses in 2020; this number is close to the previous year’s total of 698.

Fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand during the legal sales period.

Orders for fireworks cannot be placed over the Internet or posted on websites such as Craigslist.  

Residents should talk with family members and guests about the fireworks laws for their area.

The fireworks regulations for North Sound Cities and unincorporated Snohomish County are as follows:

Arlington – Restricted

  • Discharge period - July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight).

Bothell - Restricted

  • Discharge period - July 4th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Brier - Banned

Darrington - Restricted

  • Discharge period - June 28th, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; June 29th to July 3rd, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight); July 5th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Edmonds - Banned

Everett - Banned

Gold Bar - Banned

Granite Falls - Restricted

  • Discharge period - July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight.

Index - Banned

Lake Stevens - Restricted

  • Discharge period - July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight).

Lynnwood - Banned

Marysville - Banned

Mill Creek - Banned

Monroe - Restricted

  • Discharge period - July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight).

Mountlake Terrace - Banned

Mukilteo - Banned

Snohomish– Restricted

  • Discharge period - July 1st to July 4th, 9 a.m. to 10:00 p.m..

Stanwood - Restricted

  • Discharge period - June 28th, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; June 29th to July 3rd, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight); July 5th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Sultan– Restricted

  • Discharge period - June 28th, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; June 29th to July 3rd, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight); July 5th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Woodway - Banned

Unincorporated North and East Snohomish County – Restricted

  • Discharge period - July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight).

Unincorporated Southwest Snohomish County – Banned

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