It is unlawful in Washington to use fireworks in a
reckless manner that creates a substantial risk of death or serious
physical injury or a risk of damage to property. Avoid a costly fine,
and obey Washington's rules for fireworks:
Buying, selling, and using amateur fireworks is illegal without a permit in
the city of Spokane, Cheney, Liberty Lake, Fairfield, and Spokane Valley, unincorporated
areas of Spokane County, or on private, state or federal forest land. In Millwood, fireworks are banned in all circumstances.
"Fireworks are prohibited from the woods, period. It doesn't matter what County you are in,"
said Guy Giffords of the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources.
Restrictions apply to all fireworks that require a source of ignition
like a match or lighter. If it has to be lit, it is part of the ban.
Fireworks may be purchased and discharged (with restrictions) on private property ONLY
Airway Heights, Deer Park and Medical Lake during certain periods on the
4th of July only. Children should never be allowed to handle fireworks
without adult supervision. Sparklers can reach 1,800 degrees, a very
dangerous thing in the hands of a young child. Keep to safe areas like
paved driveways and gravel lots, and keep a charged water hose at the
site. BE ADVISED - Fireworks users may be held financially responsible
for any damaging fires they spark.
Purchasing fireworks online is illegal within
the state of Washington. The use of websites such as Craigslist to
acquire fireworks is also forbidden. Approved fireworks can only be
purchased from a licensed fireworks dealer during the legal sales period
(which may vary depending on local ordinances).
Fireworks are prohibited year-round in
most public lands, including national forests, wildlife refuges, parks
and Bureau of Land Management lands, as well as state wildlife lands.
Fines for violating the State and local fireworks laws: City of Spokane, $513. Spokane County,
up to $1,000, based on the severity of the circumstances.
To report illegal fireworks, call
Crime Check: 456-2233
Do NOT Call: 911 (unless it involves an emergency)