The Office of the State Fire Marshal is committed to promoting injury prevention and fire safety during the celebrations of Independence Day and New Years when fireworks are often used. Their mission is to implement a comprehensive and effective educational and enforcement program for fireworks injury prevention and fire safety.
State Fire Marshal Calls for Caution in Purchasing and Discharging Fireworks The State Fire Marshal urges citizens to use caution in purchasing fireworks. Be sure the fireworks you purchase are legal to possess and discharge. Legal Fireworks Legal only on Tribal Lands Novelty & Smoke Items Firecrackers and Chasers M-80’s or larger Illegal Explosive Devices Sparklers and Spinners Bottle Rockets Cherry Bombs
Multi Aerials Missiles and Rockets Tennis Ball Bombs Helicopters Legal Fireworks that are Altered Cones and Fountains Wheels Roman Candles Reloadable Mortars (1 ¾” or smaller) Many cities have increased fines for the possession of illegal fireworks. For example, the city of Spokane increased their fine from $103 to $503 changing it from a class 3 to a class 1 civil infraction. Enforcement officers can also confiscate all illegal fireworks. Many cities have banned fireworks altogether, such as Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma. This makes possession or discharge of any fireworks illegal within their city limits. Any fireworks you have in your possession can be confiscated. Possession of illegal explosive devices, including altered legal fireworks, is a FELONY.
Dates and times fireworks can be discharged in areas with no ban or restrictions:
June 28th Between 12:00 noon and 11:00 p.m.
June 29th through July 3rd Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
July 4th Between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight.
July 5th Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Dec. 31st Between 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.
Use only state legal fireworks purchased at a state licensed stand. Check for restrictions or bans in the area you will be discharging your fireworks.
Washington State Patrol FIRE PROTECTION BUREAU – LICENSING SECTION
PO Box 42600
Olympia WA 98504-2600
Please visit their website here for all comprehensive information related to fireworks.