Reminder: Fireworks no longer legal in Lynnwood

great dealCity officials would like to remind Lynnwood residents that discharging fireworks, even the ‘safe and sane’ variety, is no longer legal in Lynnwood city limits.

In addition to being illegal, this year’s unusually dry weather conditions make fireworks extremely dangerous, even a small spark could ignite a fire. The Lynnwood Fire Department and other local fire departments have already battled numerous fires caused by fireworks.

Both the Lynnwood Police Department and Lynnwood Fire Department will have extra patrols and crews available on and around the holiday due to an expected increase in call volume. Residents are reminded to call 911 in case of a police or fire emergency or to report fireworks violations. 

In June 2014, the Lynnwood City Council adopted Ordinance 3066 which prohibits the sale and discharge of fireworks in the city, effective in 2015. Anyone caught discharging fireworks in the city limits will have their fireworks confiscated. They may also be cited and face misdemeanor charges. Ordinance 3066 pertains only to properties within Lynnwood City limits. To check if your property is within city limits, use this interactive map Do I Live In Lynnwood?

The City encourages residents to enjoy a local firework show hosted by a neighboring city. Visit the events calendar for a listing of local fireworks shows here.

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