Fireworks & Festivities on the Fourth of July

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Dear Friends:

Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of our great nation! On Independence Day, many of us will take part in the American tradition of firework displays with our family and friends.

Firework regulations vary city by city, but please note that all cities within District 9 except for the cities of Black Diamond, Covington, and Enumclaw have laws banning the discharge of fireworks within city limits. For those who live in unincorporated areas, fireworks are legal but there are still restrictions, including limited timeframes that fireworks may be discharged. A detailed outline of those restrictions is available at the King County website. As always—if you are setting off your own fireworks, please make safe choices for those around you. If you plan on attending a fireworks show, there are a number taking place around District 9 this Fourth of July! Some of these shows are listed below.

This year, there will be extra patrols on duty on the lookout for firework violations. I worked with my colleagues to prioritize funding for emphasis patrols in unincorporated King County because of concerns I’ve heard from residents in unincorporated communities. An extra 300 hours of enforcement will be provided for additional patrols on July 2nd through July 4th by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

I hope you have a safe and fun Fourth of July!


Reagan Dunn