Fireworks laws and regulations in the City of Walla Walla
Hours allowed for discharge of fireworks in Walla Walla:
- 9 a.m.-midnight on July 4
- 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31/Jan. 1
Walla Walla Police and Fire personnel will be actively enforcing City fireworks ordinances. If you are observed to possess or be setting off fireworks that are illegal in the state of Washington, or prohibited by Walla Walla City ordinance, you will be cited and the fireworks may be confiscated.
Click the image below to view a handout with additional fireworks information.
Questions? Contact the City of Walla Walla Fire Department at 509-524-4314.
Fireworks that are LEGAL in Walla Walla:
Novelties/Snap-Its Cone fountains
Cylindrical fountains Hand-held sparklers
Ground spinners Smoke devices
Fireworks that are ILLEGAL in Walla Walla:
- Fireworks that travel more than 20 feet off the ground
- Fireworks that travel more than 15 feet along the ground
- Fireworks specifically designed to produce noise including whistles, booms, pops, crackles, and bangs
Parachutes Roman candles
Air spinners/helicopters Cakes/shells/mines
Fireworks that are ILLEGAL in Walla Walla and Washington:
Firecrackers Bottle rockets
Explosive devices Sky rockets/missiles
Tips for firework safety
• Use only legal fireworks. Many types of fireworks, even when purchased at fireworks booths in Walla Walla County or adjacent cities, are not permitted in the City of Walla Walla.
• Only use fireworks outdoors, away from structures, vehicles, and combustile materials. No fireworks may be possessed or discharged in any public park.
• Do not throw fireworks or hold them in your hands.
• Protect your eyes.
• Never tamper with or alter a firework.
• Light only one device at a time.
• Never attempt to relight a firework that fails to light or does not work the first time.
• Keep water close by, and soak fireworks after use.
• By Washington state law, firework sales are limited to people age 16 and older. Keep fireworks, matches, and lighters away from children.
• Clean up after yourself.
• Many animals become frightened; consider pets.