Fireworks

Although firework stands may sell fireworks on June 28, they are not allowed to be legally discharged until July 4 during the hours of 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

If you would like to report fireworks that are being discharged outside of the legal times, please call 360-307-5811 (between July 1 and July 4) or 911 and try to provide a specific address where the fireworks are being discharged. You may also report illegal use of fireworks using the Bremerton Police Department's Report An Issue online form.
Legal vs. Illegal Fireworks
  • Download a helpful PDF from Washington State Patrol (PDF).
  • Legal consumer fireworks: cylindrical fountain, helicopters and aerial spinners, cone fountains, smoke devices, Roman candles, parachutes, wheels, mine / shells / cakes, ground spinners, reloadable mortars, dipped stick and sparkler, and novelties.
  • Illegal fireworks and explosive devices: firecrackers, sky rockets and missiles, bottle rockets, M-80's/M-100's/etc., Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and altered fireworks.
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Rules / Helpful Tips
  • Legal discharge is allowed on July 4 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. only.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in all city parks (BMC 13.04.050).
  • Fireworks purchased from licensed firework stands within the city of Bremerton are legal to discharge within the city.
  • Fireworks purchased on Tribal Lands must be discharged on Tribal Lands. Possession and/or use off the reservation is illegal.Fireworks should be discharged outside, in an open area free and clear of combustibles.
  • A garden hose should be within reach to extinguish any small fires should they develop.
  • Follow all safety precautions listed on the specific fireworks purchased.
  • Only responsible adults should use or handle fireworks.
  • Only buy fireworks from a licensed seller (not from someone on the street or from someone's house).
  • Light the fireworks on a hard surface and be cautious of any wind.
  • Have a designated person to set off the fireworks who avoids alcohol and does not wear loose clothing.
  • Make sure that the designated person wears safety goggles and close toed shoes.
  • Do not alter or combine fireworks.
  • Aim the firework away from houses, dry leaves, flammable materials and people.
  • Never extend a body part over the devise.
  • Light 1 firework at a time.
  • Never relight a "dud" firework.
  • Wait 20 minutes after setting off the firework to approach it, and then soak it in water.
  • It is illegal for fireworks to be sold to anyone under the age of 16.