Retail fireworks sales within the City of Battle Ground require a Fireworks Stand Permit from the city’s Community Development Department. Permit holders must be designated as legally established non-profit organizations that conduct their regular business meetings or have a facility within the City of Battle Ground UGA and benefit the citizens of Battle Ground. Sales are allowed each year from June 28 through July 5th.
City code allows for a total of seven Fireworks Stand permits. Four of those permits are currently held in reserve for last year’s permit holders who have provided the required Notice of Intent for 2016, leaving three permits available.
The City is taking applications for the remaining three permits which will be decided by lottery. Applications for the permit lottery are available by selecting the Fireworks link below, by contacting the Community Development Department at 360-342-5047, or at City Hall located at 109 SW 1st Street in Battle Ground. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2016.
The lottery drawing will take place on Wednesday, March 16th, 2 p.m. at City Hall. Applicants need not be present at the time of the lottery; all applicants will be notified of the results immediately following the drawing. The lottery winner must submit a Fireworks Stand Permit Application no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27th.
For more information about fireworks sales or the lottery process, please contact the City’s Community Development Department at 360-342-5047.