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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Kittitas County recognizes the inordinately high risk to public health and safety due to fire hazards resulting from the discharge of fireworks. It is necessary to protect public health and safety by limiting the days upon which the sale and discharge of fireworks can occur.
Washington state law RCW 70.77.395 allows for the discharge of fireworks on specific days with specific times. Counties are then allowed to adopt laws that are more restrictive. Kittitas County decided in 1999 to have more stringent laws and only allow the discharge of fireworks as stated in Fireworks Discharge below. The Washington state law and a list of counties with their restrictions can be found at: http://smhttp.72879.nexcesscdn.net/807B2B0/wsp//wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Information-Regarding-Fireworks-Bans-or-Restricted-Sales-Use-Current-as-of-May-31-2018.pdf
Special Event permits are required for large fireworks displays, requiring a licensed pyrotechnic, and having gone through the state licensing process prior to applying for a local fireworks permit as stated in RCW 70.77. Please call the Kittitas County Fire Marshal’s office at 509-962-7000 for more information, or the Permit Center at 509-962-7506 for a Special Event Permit.
Ignition or discharge of fireworks within unincorporated Kittitas County is only legal each year during the following periods:
July 4th, 9 am - July 4th, 11:59 pm
December 31st, 9 am - January 1st, 1 am
KCC 9.30.030 Prohibition against discharge.
A fireworks permit is required to operate a fireworks stand. A complete permit application must be received on or before June 15 each calendar year.
The sale of Class C fireworks within unincorporated Kittitas County is only legal each year during the following periods:
July 1st, 9 am - July 4th, 11 pm
December 31st, 9 am - 11 pm
KCC 9.30.040 Sale limits.
Class C fireworks may be discharged within the unincorporated areas of Kittitas County without a permit. The following are common Class "C" fireworks.
KCC 9.30.050 Type of fireworks allowed without permit.
Please note that Common Class "C" Fireworks contain less than
1.4G of explosive, and it is up to you, the purchaser to ensure that
the fireworks you buy comply with State Law and County Code. The
amount of explosive is indicated on the exterior of the firework.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.