Fireworks Banned in City and County
Posted on 06/27/2022
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City of Renton SealJune 27, 2022

City of Renton Contacts
Maryjane Van Cleave, Communications & Engagement Director 425-430-6713
Sandra Havlik, Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Renton Police Department, 425-430-7520
Anjela Barton, Fire Marshal, Renton Regional Fire Authority, 425-276-9504

Sale and use of fireworks prohibited within Renton city limits and unincorporated King County

Renton’s ban in effect since 2005; King County’s ban starts in 2022

Graphic: No Fireworks allowedRENTON, WA – Everyone at the City of Renton, Renton Police Department, and Renton Regional Fire Authority wishes you a safe and happy Fourth of July.

Renton police and Renton Regional Fire Authority officials remind everyone the sale and discharge of personal fireworks are prohibited within Renton city limits (R4-5-070(c)97). This ban has been in effect since 2005 and helps limit fireworks-related injuries and property damage.

King County has also banned the sale and discharge of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county. The ban includes the Skyway and Fairwood communities.

Citations may be issued for violations. Violators are subject to both civil and criminal penalties. Additionally, the sale, possession, or use of explosive devices such as M-80s, M-100s, and homemade or modified fireworks is a felony offense. Therefore, violators will face criminal charges.

The city’s annual July 4 celebration returns to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. The evening starts with music from DJ Jordan at 6:30 p.m., then transitions to a live musical performance at 8 p.m. Finally, the day will conclude with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 107,100 (2021), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted nationally recognized companies that wish to provide employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, two-time Major League Soccer Champion Seattle Sounders FC (in 2024), and the eternal resting place of rock icon Jimi Hendrix. More information is on our website, in news releases, or on our Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages. 


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