As the 4th of July holiday approaches, the King County Fire Chiefs Association reminds community members that the use and sale of consumer fireworks are not allowed in unincorporated King County.

Each year fire safety officials caution community members about the dangers of fireworks that can result in injury, death, and destruction of property. 

This is the second year fireworks will be banned in unincorporated King County. In 2021, Executive Constantine signed the ban into law prohibiting the use and sale of consumer fireworks, and state law required a year before the ban took effect. During recent dry summers, there have been several wildfires in rural parts of the county and several fireworks-related injuries and other incidents in urban areas – including a 2019 house fire in White Center in which one person died.

The fireworks ban brings unincorporated areas in line with most neighboring King County cities and jurisdictions with already established fireworks bans. 

In coordination with King County, residents will be able to report firework violators to the King County Permitting Division either online ( or by phone at (206) 848-0800

Please do not call 9-1-1 to report Fireworks violations. 

“On behalf of the King County Fire Chiefs Association, we hope community members have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July, and please remember ‘Respect Your Neighbor, Respect the Ban.'”

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2 replies on “King County Fire Chiefs on fireworks: ‘Respect Your Neighbor, Respect the Ban’”

  1. Fire and property damage is certainly a great concern. But the other major reason to refrain from fireworks is the trauma it causes our veterans and our pets.

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