Legal sale of fireworks
Fireworks may be sold in unincorporated Clark County:
- Noon to 11 p.m. June 28
- 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29 through July 4
To legally sell fireworks in Clark County, please see the following information:
- Notice of intent to apply for retail fireworks permit
- Fireworks lottery application: There will be no lottery for 2018.
Legal use of fireworks
Refer to the Fireworks Use Map for fireworks discharge days and times in unincorporated Clark County. You may need to click the refresh button to see the map below.
The sale and use of fireworks are banned within the Vancouver city limits. Violators can be fined $500 or more. More information can be found on the city's Web site.
For fireworks information elsewhere in the county, go to Fireworks Legal Discharge Times for cities in Clark County. Fireworks use without a permit at any other time is prohibited.
To report fireworks noise or the illegal use of fireworks, call 3-1-1. Call 9-1-1 to report a fire or injury.
Determining which fireworks are legal and which ones are not can be difficult. If you are going to purchase fireworks, your best bet is to buy them from a local dealer whose stand has been inspected and approved by the Clark County Fire Marshal. It is illegal to obtain fireworks by mail order or public transporter.
Possessing or discharging the following fireworks is illegal:
- Bottle rockets
- Homemade devices
Many fireworks prohibited in Washington and Clark County - some of them extremely dangerous - are available in other states and on some tribal reservations. Although you can purchase legal Clark County and Washington state fireworks at these locations, you also can purchase fireworks that are illegal to possess or discharge off a reservation or out of the state.
Washington allows some fireworks that are prohibited in Oregon. But it is illegal to buy fireworks in Washington that are illegal in Oregon and take them to Oregon.
To report fireworks noise or illegal use of fireworks, call 3-1-1. Call 9-1-1 to report a fire or injury.
Fines and/or jail time
Fines for illegal possession and use of fireworks can be steep - up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. Possession of illegal devices is a felony and might also violate state and federal explosive statutes.