A new ordinance adopted 11/16/21, states that the only fireworks allowed in Bothell are snakes/worms, party poppers, snappers, novelty smoke devices, sparklers, and tanks. The possession of sparklers and tanks, which are consumer fireworks, are allowed from 12:00 pm on July 1 until 11:00 pm on July 4 each year. Discharge of sparklers and tanks are allowed on July 4 of each year between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 pm.
The sale of consumer fireworks in Bothell is illegal.
For firework and noise complaints, call the non-emergency number: 425-486-1254.
If there is an immediate threat to life or property, including a fire or injuries, call 911.
Recommend Fireworks Safety Tips:
If you are taking part in the legal discharge of consumer fireworks, please remember:
- Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
- A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
- Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
- Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
- Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
- Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
- Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
- Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
- Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
- Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
Remember your pets too:
- Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.
- If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
- Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.
- Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets.