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 8 a.m. on July 1 through 5 a.m. on July 6) and try to provide a specific address where the fireworks are being discharged. If you believe the fireworks are posing an imminent threat of fire or injury, please call 911. 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 during the legal discharge date and times only.
  • 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.