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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Firework Safety, Sales and Discharge for New Year's Eve

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BE FIREWORKS SAFE!

An ordinance passed in November 2017 by Washougal City Council changed the types of fireworks you can set off within city limits. Know Washougal’s new legal changes on fireworks usage now in effect. Learn more below of what types of fireworks are legal versus those that are now illegal according to Washougal Municipal Code, Chapter 9.22.

LEGAL

ILLEGAL

“Safe and sane” fireworks are those that are neither projectile nor explosive—basically anything that doesn’t leave the ground.

This includes:

  • Fountains
  • Sparklers
  • Smokeballs
  • Snake-type fireworks
  • Ground-spinning fireworks
  • Pinwheels
  • Most novelty fireworks
  • Toy-trick noisemakers
  • Some crackling items

Fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than one foot into the air or more than six feet on the ground.

This includes:

  • Firecrackers
  • Salutes
  • Chasers
  • Rockets
  • Aerial missiles and spinners
  • Mortar-type fireworks
  • Roman candle-types
  • Any other device (combination or novelty) that is structurally or functionally similar 

DATES OF PERMITTED SALE

DATES OF PERMITTED USE

December 29 through the 31, 12pm-11pmDecember 31, 6pm – January 1, 1am

ENFORCEMENT 

Violations will be punished with a civil infraction and by a fine of:

  • $250 – first offense
  • $500 – second offense
  • $750 – third offense
  • $1,000 – each subsequent offense within a three-year period

In addition to citations being issued, any illegal fireworks may be seized.


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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE CAMAS-WASHOUGAL FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY OF WASHOUGAL!

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