"If it goes up or blows up, it is illegal in Auburn!"
City of Auburn Regulations
Discharge of legal fireworks is allowed on July 4th only, between the hours of 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Discharge is also allowed from 6:00 PM on December 31, to 1:00 AM on January 1.
You must be at least 16 years old to purchase legal fireworks.
The Auburn Police Department will cite those using fireworks unlawfully with a possible fine of up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail. Those discharging fireworks recklessly face up to a $5,000 fine and a year in jail. Anyone caught in possession of a device containing more than 2 grains of pyrotechnic charge (such as an M80) may be charged with a felony, punishable up to 20 years in prison.
Citizens can assist the City with this stepped up emphasis by calling our non-emergency number at 253-288-2121 when fireworks are illegally discharged in their neighborhood.
Tips For a Safe Independence Day
- Consider attending a public display as a safe alternative
- Buy and use only legal fireworks
- Follow directions and safety recommendations printed on the fireworks
- Maintain adult supervision
- Use fireworks in an area clear of materials that can burn (grass, bark, trees)
- Keep garden hoses ready
- Wet down fireworks display area
- Light one item at a time, move away quickly and keep a safe distance
- Dispose of used fireworks by first soaking them in water
- Trim any tall grass close to buildings or fences
- Clean all gutters and move burnable materials away from homes
- Place minor burns in cool water, call 911 if you need further assistance
Cylindrical and Cone Fountains
|All Aerial Devices
Firecrackers and Salutes
Chasers, Jumping Jacks
* Anything that leaves the ground, or produces a report or explosion is illegal. Any combination of two or more effects is also illegal.