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. Watch the video or view the listing below of what types of fireworks are legal versus those that are now illegal according to Washougal Municipal Code, Chapter 9.22.
Read about the proper disposal of fireworks from Clark County Public Health.
DATES OF PERMITTED SALE
Dec. 29: 12pm to 11pm
Dec. 30: 12pm to 11pm
Dec. 31: 12pm to 11pm
DATES OF PERMITTED USE
Dec. 31: 6pm to 1am
“Safe and sane” fireworks are those that are neither projectile nor explosive—basically anything that doesn’t leave the ground.
- Snake-type fireworks
- Ground-spinning fireworks
- 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.
- Aerial missiles and spinners
- Mortar-type fireworks
- Roman candle-types
- Any other device (combination or novelty) that is structurally or functionally similar
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.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE CAMAS-WASHOUGAL FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY OF WASHOUGAL!