REMINDER: Fireworks Illegal In The City Of Burien, But Not Normandy Park
Fireworks are illegal within Burien city limits, so even if you’re ‘safe and sane’ and only setting off a Sparkler or one of those classic old ‘Snakes,’ that spew a strange mix of surely-toxic yet cool-looking chemicals, you’re still breaking the law buddy, so get to know the rules:
“We would like to remind residents that possession, storage, sale, handling, and use of fireworks are prohibited within the city limits of Burien,” reads a statement from the city. “As the 4th of July holiday weekend approaches, local fire departments urge families to enjoy fireworks the safer way by attending locally sanctioned fireworks shows presented by professionals who adhere to safety codes. Anyone caught with fireworks within the city limits will be issued a citation, and the fireworks they have in their possession will be confiscated.”
However, fireworks are legal in Normandy Park, so head on up First Ave South to the stand at the QFC; just be sure to set ‘em off before returning to B-Town.
NP does have some rules though:
- Fireworks may be discharged only during the times below:
- June 28: Between noon and 11pm
- June 29 through July 3rd: Between 9am and 11pm
- July 4: Between 9am and Midnight
- July 5th: Between 9am and 11pm
- Fireworks may be sold June 28 at noon through July 4 at 9 pm.
- No one under the age of 16 years may possess or discharge any fireworks unless directly supervised by a responsible adult.
- Discharge of fireworks is not allowed on City property including parks and parking lots.
- Discharge of fireworks on someone else’s property without the owner’s permission is not allowed.
- Always have a water bucket present, never relight “duds,” and never alter fireworks.
Discharge only legal fireworks (listed below):
- Cylindrical Fountain
- Cone Fountain
- Illuminating Torch
- Wheel Ground Spinner
- Flitter Sparkler
- Mine/Shell Smoke Device
- Helicopter Aerial Spinner
- Roman Candle
Legal only on tribal land:
- Firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles and rockets
- M-80’s and larger, dynamite and any improvised, homemade or altered explosive devices such as tennis balls or cherry bombs, firecrackers, salutes
For more info, contact the Normandy Park Police Department:
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
As for unincorporated King County:
- Fireworks may be discharged only on July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight.
- Fireworks sales are legal beginning at Noon on June 28 until 11 p.m. and then daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. through July 4. No sales can occur after July 4.
- To purchase fireworks you must be at least 16 years of age with picture identification.