Internet purchase of fireworks – WSP

June 23, 2022

Olympia – The Washington State Fire Department wants residents to know the facts about the sale of Internet fireworks. Presale of consumer fireworks may take place online under the following conditions:

  • The fireworks may only be delivered to the consumer within the legally permitted periods at a licensed and permitted fireworks stall.
  • The fireworks for sale may be legally purchased in Washington. Sale, possession and discharge are permitted in the jurisdiction where the sale takes place.
  • All advertisements for the sale of fireworks will contain the license number with the expiration date.
  • The purchase or receipt of fireworks must be through a Washington authorized fireworks dealer or wholesaler.

Fireworks cannot be legally purchased over the Internet and shipped to a private residence or picked up from anywhere other than a licensed and permitted fireworks display.

For more information about the sale and use of fireworks in your area, contact your local fire department or the SFMO at (360) 596-3929 or visit

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