Fireworks Laws & Tips

Fireworks Laws

Laws for using fireworks within Arlington city limits:

Lawful Sale Dates

  • 9 a.m. on June 28th to 9 p.m. on July 4th
  • 9 a.m. on December 27th to 9 p.m. on December 31st

Firework Discharge Law

Fireworks may only be discharged on: 

  • July 4th from 9 a.m. to midnight
  • December 31st from 7 p.m. to midnight

Firework Information

The Arlington Fire Department encourages everyone to attend a public display of fireworks rather than purchasing or using consumer fireworks.

  • Be sure that the fireworks you purchase are not illegal. (Note: most fireworks sold on reservations are illegal. Illegal fireworks are often unpackaged and wrapped in plain brown paper.)
  • Do not purchase any fireworks that are not in the original package or is in an opened or damaged package.
  • Be sure that you purchase fireworks from a licensed fireworks vendor.
  • Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from any buildings, dry grass or vegetation, or other flammable materials.
  • After fireworks have functioned let the package lay on the ground until they are cool and there is no chance that any residue will reignite.
  • Place all expended firework cases in a bucket of water to thoroughly soak them.

Firework Safety

Never

  • Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks
  • Never try to relight fireworks that have fully functioned or have not ignited completely.
  • Never hold fireworks in your hand when lighting
  • Never throw fireworks at or in the direction of any other person

Always

  • Read and follow all warnings and instructions
  • Always be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks
  • Always light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from any buildings, dry grass or vegetation, or other flammable materials
  • Always use fireworks outdoors and not under any type of covering such as a patio or awning
  • Remember that alcohol and fireworks do not mix
  • Keep a bucket of water and/or a running water hose close by in case of a firework malfunction or fire

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the use of consumer fireworks call the Arlington Fire Department at 360-403-3600.