As the 4th of July approaches and many public fireworks displays or sales statewide have been modified, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office issued a reminder for fireworks sales, specifically the facts for internet sales.

According to the Fire Marshall, presale of consumer fireworks may occur online under certain conditions:

The fireworks may only be delivered to the consumer at a licensed and permitted fireworks stand during the legally authorized time periods.

The fireworks for sale are legally allowed to be purchased in Washington and the sale, possession, and discharge is allowed in the jurisdiction where the sale is occurring.

All advertisements for the sale of fireworks will contain the license number and expiration date of the licensee.

The purchase or receipt of fireworks must be through a Washington licensed fireworks retailer or wholesaler.

Fireworks cannot be legally purchased over the internet and shipped to a private residence or picked up anywhere other than a license and permitted fireworks stand.

The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office reminds those planning to celebrate that fireworks regulations differ between cities throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific County.

City/County Fireworks Sales Period Fireworks Discharge Period

STATEWIDE

Sales June 28: 12pm—11pm/June 29—July 4: 9am—11pm/July 5: 9am-9pm Ignition (same schedule) see chart below:

GRAYS HARBOR

Aberdeen

Sales July 1-4: 9am-11pm Ignition July 4: 9am-midnight

Cosmopolis

Sales Follow State Law, Ignition July 4: 9am-midnight

Elma

Sales Follow State Law, Ignition July 3rd from noon-11pm and July 4th from 9am-midnight

Hoquiam

Sales Follow State Law, Ignition July 3&4: 9am-midnight

McCleary

Sales Follow State Law, Ignition

Montesano

Sales Follow State Law, Ignition

Oakville

Sales 12pm June 28 to 12pm July 6 Ignition Follows State Law

Ocean Shores

Sales Follow State Law July 2&3: 12p-11pm/July 4: 12p-midnight
It is unlawful for any person to use, discharge, ignite or explode any fireworks within the city except on the beach between the Marine View Drive Beach Access and the Damon Beach Approach a minimum of one hundred feet west of the dunes.

Westport

Sales Follow State Law July 4: 9am-11pm
It is unlawful for any person to use, discharge, ignite or explode any fireworks within the city except along the beach at Half Moon Bay at least 200 feet west of the beach grass line within the city of Westport.

PACIFIC COUNTY


Ilwaco

Sales Follow State Law

Long Beach

Sales Follow State Law June 28: 12pm—11pm Ignition June 29—July 4: 9am—midnight/July 5: 9am-11pm

It shall be strictly prohibited to detonate any type of fireworks that produce an audible effect at any time within one hundred feet (100′) of either side of Pacific Avenue from the southern right of way of Tenth Street South to the northern right of way of Bolstad.

Raymond

Sales 12pm June 28 to 12pm July 5 12pm Ignition June 28 to 12pm July 5

South Bend

Sales 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (July 3rd) 10:00 AM to Midnight (July 4th)

For more information about the sale and use of fireworks in your area contact visit http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fireworks/.