All Personal Fireworks Are Illegal In San Juan County

Posted July 2, 2020 at 9:23 am by

A friend­ly reminder that all per­son­al fire­works are pro­hib­it­ed in San Juan Coun­ty. This includes fire­crack­ers, mor­tars, sparklers, and bot­tle rock­ets. Per­son­al fire­work dis­charge is a crime pun­ish­able by fines from the San Juan Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office. Fur­ther­more any fires linked to the use of per­son­al fire­works are sub­ject to billing from all agen­cies that respond to the fire includ­ing local fire dis­tricts as well as Wash­ing­ton DNR. 

Nov­el­ties such as pop-its and snap con­fet­ti are in a class of their own and are sold at gro­cery and par­ty sup­ply stores and their safe use is permitted.

Fire­works shows are per­mit­ted in Fri­day Har­bor and Roche Har­bor. The Lopez fire­works show is can­celled for this year as is the East­sound show. There is a per­mit­ted pri­vate fire­work show in the West Beach area of Orcas Island as well.

The Orcas Film Fes­ti­val and Mt. Bak­er Farm are host­ing a laz­er light show on July 4th in Eastsound. 

Please be safe out there and have a love­ly fourth.
San Juan Coun­ty Fire Marshal’s Office

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