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Ok, it’s time to talk about one of the most controversial topics of the year: FIREWORKS! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re coming!

A new Pierce County ordinance limits fireworks discharge to:

🎆 July 4, 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 🎆

This applies to all areas of Unincorporated Pierce County. If you live within city limits, you can find those restrictions here:

Please keep in mind that fireworks can only be discharged on PRIVATE property with permission from the property owner. Fireworks CANNOT be discharged at county parks.

These fireworks are LEGAL to possess between June 28th and July 5th:

✅ Novelties

✅ Multi-Aerials

✅ Smoke

✅ Ground Spinners

✅ Helicopter Parachutes

✅ Sparklers/Morning Glory

✅ Wheels

✅ Reloadable Mortars (1 3/4″ or less)

✅ Cones & Fountains

✅ Roman Candles

These fireworks are ILLEGAL to possess outside of Tribal Lands:

❌ Firecrackers

❌ Bottle Rockets

❌ Missiles & Rockets

These explosive devices are ILLEGAL to possess ANYWHERE:

❌ M-80’s or Larger

❌ Cherry Bombs

❌ Tennis Ball Bombs

❌ Pipe Bombs

❌ Special, tampered, altered, or home-made fireworks

In an effort to free up 911 call-takers, residents who have a fireworks complaint are urged to use South Sound 911’s online reporting tool:

The complaints will be pushed out to deputies/officers on patrol.

If someone is injured or there is a fire caused by fireworks, please call 911.

We hope you all have a happy and safe 4th. If you need us, we’re just one call away 😉