Fireworks Laws & Tips

​Fireworks Laws

Laws for using fireworks within Monroe city limits:

​Lawful Sale Dates

  • Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on July 1st through July 4th
  • Between the hours of noon and 11 p.m. on December 27th through December 31st

​Fireworks Discharge Law

Fireworks may only be discharged on:
  • July 4th from 9 a.m. to midnight
  • December 31st from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on January 1st of the subsequent year

​Fireworks Safety

  • Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.
  • Never ignite devices in a container.
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.
  • Always use fireworks outside and have a bucket of water and a hose nearby in case of accidents.
  • Always light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from any buildings, dry grass or vegetation, or other flammable materials.
  • Remember that alcohol and fireworks do not mix.
  • Think about your pet. Animals have sensitive ears and can be very frightened or stressed by the Fourth of July and other big celebrations. Keep pets indoors to reduce the risk that they'll run loose or get injured.
Call our non-emergency dispatch line at 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).

​Online Resources

Snohomish County Fireworks Information
Washington State Patrol's list of Legal and Illegal Fireworks (PDF)