A REMINDER: Fireworks illegal in Renton all year

With the July 4 holiday just around the corner, City of Renton officials are reminding residents that it is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks in the city, at any time, including on July 4.

There has been a total ban on the use, sale and possession of any fireworks in Renton since 2005.

“It only takes an instant for a person to lose their home or be seriously injured from fireworks,” said I. David Daniels, Fire Chief/Emergency Services administrator. “The fireworks ban helps us protect citizens and their property.”

Violators are subject to criminal and civil citations, confiscation of fireworks and possible fines of $100 to $500. Additionally, the sale, possession, and use of explosive devices such as M-80s, M-100s, and homemade or modified fireworks are a felony offense, and violators will face criminal prosecution. To report violators, call 911.

For more information about the fireworks ban, call the Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department at 425-430-7000. For information on Renton’s 4th of July celebration call 425-430-6600 or visit rentonwa.gov.