The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce wants to remind everyone that the use of fireworks is regulated by the Whatcom County Fire Marshall’s Office and is limited to certain days, hours and types of fireworks. So have fun this year, enjoy the Bay and stay safe! We are also posting the regulations for fire works from the Whatcom County Fire Marshal below:
When can I light off fireworks?
In unincorporated Whatcom County consumer fireworks may be discharged on the following dates and times:
- June 28th from noon until 11:00 p.m.
- June 29th thru July 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- July 4th from 9:00 a.m. to Midnight
- July 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- December 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on January 1st.
Which Fireworks are legal to use?
Consumer Fireworks (1.4g) that are sold a Washington State Licensed and Whatcom County Permitted stand are allowed to be used in the county. These fireworks include the following:
|Cylindrical Fountain||Cone Fountain|
|Smoke Devices||Roman Candles|
|Combination Items||Helicopter Aerial|
Which Fireworks are legal on Tribal Land?
Firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles and rockets are legal to possess and discharge on tribal lands. These items are illegal in Washington State and become illegal fireworks when possessed off tribal lands.
Explosive Devices that are illegal everywhere:
M-80’s and larger, dynamite and any improvised, homemade or altered explosive devices such as tennis balls or cherry bombs are illegal explosive devices. Persons in possession or using illegal explosive devices can and should be charged with a felony.