This is the first year City of Arlington residents will not be allowed to use fireworks on July Fourth. Last May, City Council revised the Arlington Municipal Code to ban consumer fireworks. Previously, the City Council sought public input with an advisory vote on the November 5, 2019 ballot. The measure slightly passed with 50.7 percent supporting a ban on fireworks.
The fireworks ban prohibits the use, discharge, sale or trade of any fireworks within city limits. People who violate the ban will face a $103 fine. Fireworks may also be confiscated by the Arlington Police, who will be conducting extras patrols on and around July 4. This ban does not include the City permitted public display on July 4 at 10PM.
City residents can report fireworks using the non-emergency phone line at 425-407-3999. Please avoid calling 911 unless there is an emergency.
The ban on fireworks is not a new topic for Arlington and the community. Fireworks are banned in more than half the cities in Snohomish County.