Fireworks rules around Twin Harbors


Different cities around the Twin Harbors have different rules for when fireworks can be discharged around the Fourth of July holiday. Some are more restrictive than others. Here’s a list of rules for different areas to help you celebrate within the law. Unincorporated areas of the Grays Harbor and Pacific counties and specified cities follow state rules.

Aberdeen

Sale: 11 a.m. July 1 through 11 p.m. July 4

Discharge: 9 a.m. to midnight July 4 only

Special rules: No discharge in public places, including parks, sidewalks and streets.

Cosmopolis

Discharge: 9 a.m. to midnight July 4 only

Special rules: No discharge on public property.

Hoquiam

Discharge: 9 a.m. to midnight, July 3 and 4

Ocean Shores

Discharge: Noon to 11 p.m. July 2 and 3, noon to midnight July 4

Special rules: No discharge from decks or balconies, no discharge in or into the dunes, no firecrackers or bottle rocket-type fireworks, and all garbage and used fireworks must be disposed of properly. Aim toward the ocean, and keep all beach campfires at least 100 feet from dunes and extinguish them before leaving the beach.

Westport

Sales: None

Discharge: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 4

Special rules: Discharge only allowed on the beach at Half Moon Bay

South Bend

Discharge: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 3, 10 a.m. to midnight July 4

State, County, Elma, McCleary, Montesano, Grayland, Ilwaco, Long Beach

Sale: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29 through July 4, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 5

Discharge: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29 through July 3, 9 a.m. to midnight July 4, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 5

A complete list of fireworks restrictions by city and county is available at http://1.usa.gov/1qmGUBN.

Some types of fireworks are prohibited, including sky rockets, missile type rockets, and firecrackers, which can be legally purchased on Indian Reservations but may not be transported off the reservation. Other illegal devices include: M-80’s, M-100’s, Cherry Bombs, Tennis Ball Bombs, and Sparkler Bombs.

Possession of less than a pound of illegal fireworks is a misdemeanor, and a pound or more is a gross misdemeanor. For a full list of legal and illegal fireworks, visit http://1.usa.gov/1sXXISQ.

 

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