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 public health and safety by limiting the days upon which the sale and discharge of fireworks can occur.
Washington state law RCW 70.77.395 allows for the discharge of fireworks on specific days with specific times. Counties are then allowed to adopt laws that are more restrictive. Kittitas County decided in 1999 to have more stringent laws and only allow the discharge of fireworks as stated in Fireworks Discharge below.
Special Event permits are required for large fireworks displays, requiring a licensed pyrotechnic, and having gone through the state licensing process prior to applying for a local fireworks permit as stated in RCW 70.77. Please call the Kittitas County Fire Marshal’s office at 509-962-7000 for more information, or the Permit Center at 509-962-7506 for a Special Event Permit.
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