Fireworks allowed for the Fourth of July in Duvall

Due to a number of data points suggesting reasonably safe conditions, fireworks will remain legal in the City of Duvall on July 4th, 2023.

After consultation with the Duvall Fire Department, City of Duvall Mayor Amy Ockerland agreed with the assessment that local conditions were adequately safe and that personal use should be allowed this year.

“When used responsibly, fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate on the 4th of July,” said Mayor Amy Ockerlander. “Let’s be good neighbors, courteous and respectful of others, and pledge to use them safely.” Mayor Ockerlander also reminds citizens to clean up afterward and to keep water and a fire extinguisher nearby.

City of Duvall ordinances allows personal fireworks to be used on July 4th between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Though legal in Duvall city limits, fireworks should be used on private property only and are banned in unincorporated King County and most jurisdictions in King County.

Additionally, fireworks classified as skyrockets, or missile-type rockets, firecrackers, bottle rockets, salutes, chasers, M-80s, IEDs, altered fireworks, etc., are banned, and possession, purchasing or discharging these types of fireworks is illegal in Washington State.

It is a misdemeanor to light off approved fireworks outside of the approved hours, punishable by a fine of $500 or up to 6 months in jail.

In 2016, an advisory vote from citizens to ban fireworks within the City of Duvall led to a 59% (NO) to 41% (YES) result.

[Information provided by the City of Duvall]

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