Fireworks Are Illegal in Newcastle
Posted on 07/01/2021
Fireworks are a crimeWe hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July! Please remember that fireworks are a misdemeanor crime within the City of Newcastle, on Independence Day and throughout the year. That means that setting off illegal fireworks could potentially result in jail time, and we don't want that! 

To report fireworks, please call the Newcastle PD non-emergency line at 206-296-3311. Please only call 911 for emergencies. 

Please note that the southern part of Newcastle borders unincorporated King County, where fireworks remain legal until next year. If you call to report fireworks being discharged in that area, our deputies aren't able to enforce City regulations outside of town.

If you decide to take your fireworks to unincorporated King County, please be safe!
- Only light one device at a time
- Maintain a safe distance after lighting
- Never ignite devices in a container
- Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
- Because of the extreme heat and dry weather, please soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding. Improperly discarded fireworks start fires.

With Washington State's drought this year and extreme vulnerability to wildfires, the best idea is to leave the fireworks to the pros. Though most cities, including Newcastle, made the early decision to cancel fireworks displays due to the pandemic and the budget restraints that came along with it, there are two Eastside viewing options this year: Both the City of Bellevue and the City of Snoqualmie will have public fireworks displays.

Last thing: Newcastle City Hall will be closed in observance of the federal holiday on Monday, July 6. 

Please have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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