Fireworks

Fireworks permits

Kittitas County recognizes the inordinately high risk to public health and safety due to fire hazards resulting from the discharge of fireworks. It is necessary to protect the public health and safety by limiting the days upon which the sale and discharge of Class C(common) fireworks can occur. All other types of fireworks will require a permit from the Kittitas County Fire Marshal's Office. Please contact the Fire Marshal's Office for more information.

Fireworks discharge

Ignition or discharge of fireworks within unincorporated Kittitas County is only legal each year during the following periods:

July 4th, 9 am - July 4th, 11:59 pm
December 31st, 9 am - January 1st, 1 am

Fireworks stand permits

The sale of Class C fireworks within unincorporated Kittitas County is only legal each year during the following periods:

July 1st, 9 am - July 4th, 11 pm
December 31st, 9 am - 11 pm

A fireworks permit is required to operate a fireworks stand. A complete permit application must be received on or before June 15 each calendar year.

Fireworks display permits

Fireworks displays require a permit from the Kittitas County Fire Marshal. A fireworks display permit application must be received at least 14 days prior to the date of display. Failure to submit a complete application on time may result in the permit not being issued due to time constraints.

Class C fireworks

The following are common Class "C" Fireworks.

  • Firecrackers
  • Bottle Rockets
  • Whistling Bottle Rockets
  • Fountains
  • Ground and Aerial Spinners
  • Spinning Wheels
  • Sparklers
  • Snakes
  • Crackling Balls
  • Smoke Bombs

Please note that Common Class "C" Fireworks contain less than 1.4G of explosive, and it is up to you, the purchaser to ensure that the fireworks you buy comply with State Law and County Code. The amount of explosive is indicated on the exterior of the firework.