SEATTLE (CBS) — Americans across the country will be celebrating Independence Day this upcoming Monday with barbecues, backyard parties, and — of course — fireworks.
Before you dig into anything yourself, make sure you check whether your county permits fireworks.
The Washington State Patrol Office of the State Fire Marshal has a complete list of fireworks bans and restricted sales/use by county. If your county isn’t listed below, you can find its fireworks laws here.
Here are the laws for some of the larger counties:
KING COUNTY: Restricted. Sales period: June 28, 12pm-11pm; June 29-July 4 9am-11pm. Discharge period: July 4, 9am-midnight.
PIERCE COUNTY: No bans or restrictions. Here is a list of illegal and legal fireworks.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY: Restricted. Sales period: Follows state law (below) except on July 5, 9am-12pm noon. Discharge period: July 4, 9am-11:59pm.
SPOKANE COUNTY: Banned.
THURSTON COUNTY: Restricted. Discharge period: July 3 to July 4, 9am-11pm
KITSAP COUNTY: Restricted. Sales period: follows state law (below) except on July 4, 9am-6pm. No sales July 5. Discharge period: July 4, 11am-11pm.
YAKIMA COUNTY: Banned.
WHATCOM COUNTY: Restricted. Discharge period: July 3 6am-11pm, July 4 6pm-midnight, July 5 6pm-11pm.
State Fireworks Laws (applicable only in counties without bans)
SALES PERIOD: June 28 12pm-11pm, June 29-July 3 9am-11pm, July 4 9am-11pm.
DISCHARGE PERIOD: June 28 12pm-11pm, June 29-July 3 9am-11pm, July 4 9am-midnight, July 5 9am-11pm