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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.