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  • King County fireworks regulations apply to unincorporated areas outside the jurisdiction of local cities
  • Fireworks permit: Stand-tent Application

  • Fireworks may be discharged only on July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight.
  • Fireworks sales: legally start noon June 28 until 11 p.m.; then, daily 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. through July 4. No sales after July 4.
  • You must be at least 16-years-old with picture identification to purchase fireworks.
  • Fireworks may be discharged only from 6 p.m. on December 31 until 1 a.m. on January 1.
  • Fireworks sales: legally start noon December 27 to 11 p.m.; then, daily noon to 11 p.m. until December 31.
  • You must be at least 16-years-old with picture identification to purchase fireworks.
  • Use only approved, legal fireworks from reliable Washington State and King County Fire Marshal licensed retailers.
  • Always have a responsible adult light all fireworks.
  • Have a charged garden hose or a fire extinguisher handy.
  • Use fireworks under outdoor conditions only, away from buildings, houses with wood shingles, trees, and dry fields.
  • Avoid aerial fireworks.
  • Light one item at a time, move away quickly, and keep a safe distance.
  • Dispose of used fireworks by first soaking them in water.
  • Ensure the safety of pets.  Use eye protection. Clean up all debris.
  • If a device does not light or fire, an adult should wait a minimum of five minutes before approaching the device.
  • If it has a stick or fins and it goes up, or if it blows up, it is illegal in Washington State.
  • Rather than buy fireworks, consider attending a public fireworks display.
  • Check jurisdiction online if you are not sure if property is in unincorporated King County or is within city limits.
  • The following regulations were in effect in 2013. For links to individual cities, go to local city Web sites).

Contact that county and city directly.

City Fireworks discharge regulations
Auburn 4th of July only 9 am to midnight
Bellevue Banned
Black Diamond 4th of July only 9 am to midnight
Bothell 4th of July only 9 am to 11 pm
Burien Banned
Carnation Banned
Clyde Hill Banned
Covington 4th of July only 9 am to midnight
Des Moines Banned
Duvall 4th of July only 9 am to 11 pm
Enumclaw 4th of July only 9 am to 11 pm
Federal Way Banned
Hunts Point Banned
Issaquah Banned
Kenmore Banned
Kent 4th of July only 9 am to 11 pm
Kirkland Banned
Lake Forest Park Banned
Maple Valley 4th of July only 9 amto 11 pm
Medina Banned
Mercer Island 4th of July only 9 am to 11 pm
Newcastle Banned
Normandy Park June 28 to July 4:
June 28: Noon-11 pm
June 29 ~ July 4: 9 am-11 pm
North Bend 4th of July only 9 amto midnight
Pacific 4th of July only 9 amto midnight
Redmond Banned
Renton Banned
Sammamish Banned
SeaTac Banned
Seattle Banned
Shoreline Banned
Skykomish 4th of July only 9 am to 11 pm
Snoqualmie 4th of July only 6 pm to 11 pm
Tukwila Banned
Woodinville Banned
Yarrow Point Banned