FIREWORKS, SAFETY AND THE LAW

June 21, 2018

 

As we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our Nation’s founding we ask that you do so safely and responsibly. We will soon see fireworks stands erected and sales commence. Under Washington state law, legal fireworks may be sold beginning June 28th through July 5th.

Skamania County continues to enforce State law pertaining to fireworks (see below). 

 

Fireworks Sales, Usage, Bans, or Restricted Sales/Use

for the Independence Day and New Year’s Day Holiday Periods

State Fireworks Law RCW 70.77.395

Holiday

Dates

Sales Period

Discharge Period

Independence Day 4th of July

June 28

12 pm to 11 pm

12 pm to 11 pm

June 29 to July 3

9 am to 11 pm

9 am to 11 pm

July 4

9 am to 11 pm

9 am to midnight

July 5

9 am to 9 pm

9 am to 11 pm

New Year’s Day

December 27 to 30

12 pm to 11 pm

No Discharge

December 31

12 pm to 11 pm

6 pm to Midnight

January 1

No Sales

Midnight to 1 am

 

The use of fireworks and or alcohol is prohibited at county owned properties or recreation sites as found in section 12 of the Skamania County Code, to include the Wind River boat launch and Drano Lake.

Only consumer fireworks purchased at a State Licensed Fireworks Stand are allowed.

The Skamania County Sheriff will have additional patrols during the holiday period but will not have enough resources to respond to all fireworks complaints. The patrols will focus their investigation and enforcement efforts on complaints involving the discharge of illegal fireworks and discharge of fireworks outside the designated hours.

Sheriff Dave Brown would like to remind everyone that dry conditions are creating significant fire hazards throughout the county.