IT IS ALWAYS ILLEGAL TO:
- Discharge fireworks in Arlington, Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, and Woodway.
- Discharge fireworks in any Washington State Park or Snohomish County Park
- Discharge fireworks on federal land, including those managed by the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service.
- Discharge fireworks on public property, public streets, sidewalks, parking lots, or school property.
- Discharge fireworks on private property without permission, and to discharge fireworks from private property onto public property
- Possess or discharge illegal fireworks. Firecrackers, rockets, rockets, M-80s, dynamite, and all homemade fireworks are all illegal.
REMEMBER: Fireworks and alcohol and/or marijuana don’t mix! If you are in a jurisdiction where firework discharge is legal and you plan to partake, please assign a designated “shooter” who stays sober and unimpaired.
Fourth of July and Fireworks
Each year, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Fire District 1, and the Fire Marshal’s Office receive more than 650 firework-related calls in July.
Be a good neighbor. Here are some tips on how to celebrate this 4th of July safely and legally in Snohomish County:
- Check out the "4th of July Fireworks Discharge Map (PDF)"
- Call 425-407-3999 to report the illegal discharge of fireworks (please do not call 911 unless there is an immediate threat to life or property).
- Only discharge fireworks in unincorporated Snohomish County on July 4 from 9 AM to 11:59 PM.
- It is illegal to discharge fireworks before or after the Fourth of July. Fireworks are always illegal in unincorporated Snohomish County before and after the Fourth of July.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Here are some tips on how to celebrate New Year’s Eve safely and legally in Snohomish County:
- Nowhere is it legal in unincorporated Snohomish County to discharge fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Call 425-407-3999 to report the illegal discharge of fireworks (please do not call 911 unless there is an immediate threat to life or property).
- You can legally discharge fireworks on New Year’s Eve in:
- Granite Falls
- The discharge of fireworks is illegal year-round in many places in Snohomish County, including:
- Gold Bar
- Marysville (effective January 2017)
- Mill Creek
- Mountlake Terrace
- public property (including public streets, sidewalks, parking lots, or school property)
- private property without permission AND from private property onto public property
- Washington State Parks
- Snohomish County Parks
- Federal land, including those managed by the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service
- It is illegal to discharge fireworks on New Year’s Eve in the following cities (they allow fireworks ONLY for the 4th of July holiday):
- Lake Stevens