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Personal Fireworks Use is Prohibited in City of Tacoma

Personal Fireworks Use is Prohibited in City of Tacoma


July 1, 2020



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@ci.tacoma.wa.us, (253) 591-5152
Megan Snow, Media and Communications, msnow@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5051

Personal Fireworks Use Prohibited in City of Tacoma


The City of Tacoma is reminding community members that the personal use of fireworks is prohibited in Tacoma. Violators can receive a $257 fine and the confiscation of fireworks.


This year, due to COVID-19, the City is urging residents to start a new Fourth of July tradition that is safe, healthy and legal. It is important to remember to follow 6-foot physical distancing and mask wearing guidelines while celebrating Independence Day to help slow the spread of COVID-19.


Personal fireworks use has been prohibited in Tacoma since 1992 to help prevent fire and injury.
Please call (253) 287-4455 to report violations. Only use 9-1-1 to report emergencies. Tacoma Police will respond to fireworks-related calls as units become available.


More information about the City’s fireworks ban is available at cityoftacoma.org/fireworks.