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Fireworks Ban in Effect in Renton

As of May 2005, a fireworks ban is in effect which prohibits the personal discharge of fireworks year round in the City of Renton including the 4th of July and New Year's Eve.  A public fireworks display is held at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on the 4th of July for all to enjoy.

Fireworks have caused many fires and tragedies in Renton.  The ban was instituted to protect our citizens and their property.  There has been a marked decrease in the number of painful injuries and fires cause by fireworks since the ban was established.

The Renton Police and Fire Departments actively enforce the ban and work jointly to issue citations and confiscate fireworks. Criminal and civil citations will be written depending on the offense. Violators can be fined anywhere between $100 and $500. Additionally, the sale, possession, and use of explosive devices such as M-80's, M-100's, and homemade or modified fireworks are a felony offense, and violators will face criminal prosecution.

For more information, call 425.430.7000.