Fireworks -Are They Allowed?

Fireworks in King County Fire District 34 (unicorporated King County) are only allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to midnight and December 31st, 6 p.m.- 1 a.m.  Fireworks are banned in Redmond city limits.  To check other locations go to

New Year’s holiday

Washington State law and King County ordinance allow fireworks to be discharged for the celebration of the New Year holiday.

In unincorporated King County:

  • Fireworks may be discharged only from 6 p.m. on December 31 until 1 a.m. on January 1.
  • Fireworks sales for New Year’s celebrations are legal beginning at noon on December 27 until 11 p.m., then daily from noon to 11 p.m. through December 31.
  • To purchase fireworks you must be at least 16 years of age with picture identification.
  • Fireworks permit: Application for temporary stand / tent form available in fill-in Word (63KB) or PDF (29KB) format.