Dates and times when fireworks can be discharged in 2013:
July 2nd & 3rd Between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
July 4th Between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight
Dec. 31st Between 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. on January 1st
Please use the following links for fireworks safety documents:
WA State Legal Fireworks - Document for Fireworks Vendor Stands
City of West Richland Fireworks Laws
Please see West Richland Municipal Code 8.22, Fireworks.
Following are the changes:
It is unlawful to have in possession, use, fire or discharge any fireworks in any public park within the City of West Richland including vehicle parking areas within said parks. FYI – The Richland School District also bans fireworks on any school property, including parking lots.
It is unlawful to cause damage to the property of another as a result of discharging or storage of fireworks under your control.
The fee for a permit for retail sale of fireworks shall be $100.00.
The retail licensee shall distribute, with each sale of fireworks, safety literature as approved by the West Richland Fire Marshal.
Prohibited - Any fireworks devices not meeting the definition of those "consumer fireworks" listed in WAC 212-17-035.
Except as otherwise provided in Chapter 70.77 RCW, State Fireworks Law and 8.22.160 B & C any person violating provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than $1,000.
Any person in possession of a firework defined in 8.22.012 as "illegal" is guilty of a civil infraction punishable by a fine of $250.00 for each and every item meeting this definition, up to a maximum of $500.00. A person violating the provisions of WRMC 8.22.140 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the possession, use or sale involves one pound or more of fireworks, exclusive of packaging that is not an integral part of the operative unit of fireworks.
Except 8.22.030(G) any person violating 8.22.030 is guilty of a civil infraction with a penalty of $250.00.
An amendment restricting the dates and times when fireworks can be discharged will take effect in May, 2013.
If you have questions, please contact the West Richland Police Department at 509-967-3425.