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Regulations
The following sale and discharge regulations, per B
GMC 9.520.010 and RCW 70.77.395, pertain to the city of Battle Ground and the area within its corporate city limits.  Use of fireworks in city parks or on school grounds is prohibited.

City of Battle Ground - Allowable Firework Stand Sales:
 Date:  Start Time:  End Time:
 June 28  Noon  11:00 pm                               
 June 29-July 4  9:00 am  11:00 pm
 July 5   9:00 am    9:00 pm 
 Dec. 27-31  Noon  11:00 pm
    
City of Battle Ground - Allowable Fireworks Use or Discharge:  
 Date:  Start Time:  End Time:
 June 28  Noon 11:00 pm                                 
 June 29-July 3  9:00 am 11:00 pm
 July 4  9:00 am Midnight
 July 5  9:00 am 11:00 pm
 Dec. 31-Jan. 1  6:00 pm   1:00 am
       
What are the rules where you live? 
Other jurisdictions within Clark County have varying regulations. Select the link below and enter an address to determine regulations for a specific location:
County-Wide Fireworks Regulations Map

To report the illegal use of fireworks, call 3-1-1.  
Call 9-1-1 to report a fire, injury, or other emergency.


Be Prepared, Be Safe, and Be Responsible

Always be prepared, take every safety precaution and be respectful of your neighbors and surroundings.  Fireworks Do's and Don'ts!

Be Prepared before lighting any firework:
  • Know the fireworks law in your area.
  • Purchase only legal fireworks, available at Washington State licensed stands.  How to ID illegal fireworks.
  • Ensure the safety of pets; the loud sounds make them nervous. More pets become lost on this day than any other when panicked—going through open windows, breaking tethers, and leaping fences.
  • Have a bucket of water nearby in which to place all used fireworks.
  • Keep a water hose or fire extinguisher nearby to put out stray sparks.
  • Clear a level area away from things that can burn.
  • Teach your children to “stop, drop, and roll” if their clothes catch on fire.

Be Safe when fireworks are being lit:

  • Use only outdoors on a level, flat, hard surface.
  • Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and move away quickly.
  • Do not lean over fireworks when lighting them.
  • Keep spectators at a safe distance (recommend 20 feet from fireworks).
  • Keep away from anything that can burn.
  • Follow the directions on the label carefully.
  • Be considerate of your neighbors, family pets, and your environment.
  • Follow the time restrictions for discharge.

Be Responsible after the fireworks are done:

  • Clean up all debris when finished.
  • Duds can be dangerous; if a fireworks item does not light or fire, an adult should wait at least fifteen minutes, approach it carefully, and place it in a bucket of water.
  • Make sure unused fireworks, matches, and lighters are out of sight and reach of children.
  • Before throwing away any used fireworks, make sure they are cold. Soaking in a bucket of water for at least 10 minutes before placing the fireworks in a plastic garbage bag will ensure they won’t catch anything on fire.

Firework Stands/Sales
The City of Battle Ground allows for the placement of fireworks stands throughout the City for the Fourth of July and New Year's sales season. Each license holder must be a service club, religious or charitable organization that conduct their regular business meetings or have a facility within the City of Battle Ground Urban Growth Boundary and benefit the citizens of the City of Ground.  These groups must be designated as a non-profit organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service (BGMC 9.52).

Application Process
Current permit holders for the Fourth of July Fireworks season renew their permits annually. The service club or organization must complete a Notice of Intent to Renew form and pay a $100.00 permit fee by December 31.

Fireworks Stand Permit application for the New Year's Eve season must be completed annually.

Applications
Fireworks Stand Permit Application
Notice of Intent to Renew Fireworks Stand Permit




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Erin Erdman
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Battle Ground, WA 98604

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