The sale and use of fireworks is prohibited within Renton city limits. The ban has been in effect since 2005. The ban (R4-5-070(c)97) was designed to protect residents and their property from damage caused by fireworks. Since its inception, there has been a significant reduction in the number of injuries and property damage.
Violators are subject to both civil and criminal penalties, including a $205 fine for the first offense, $410 fine for the second, and $615 fine for the third. Additionally, the sale, possession, or use of explosive devices such as M-80s, M-100s, and homemade or modified fireworks is a felony offense. Violators will face criminal charges.
This is the first year that Fireworks are now banned in unincorporated King County areas also. For some, the news rules are a big change to their July 4th traditions. Unincorporated areas will not have fireworks stands and residents will no longer be allowed to light off fireworks at all – including in cul-de-sacs or backyards.
Residents in King County unincorporated areas will be able to report violators to the King County Permitting Division by:
- Online by visiting: www.kingcounty.gov/reportfireworks (Users will have to sign up for our system)
- Phone: 206-848-0800.
On Monday, July 4, join the celebration of Independence Day with your friends and family at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Wash. Blvd. N.:
- DJ starts at 6:30 p.m.
- Welcome by Mayor Armondo Pavone at 7 p.m.
- Fireworks start at 10 p.m.
Don’t miss out! For more information, rentonwa.gov/july4