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City of Lakewood fireworks regulations

June 27, 2023

The Fourth of July holiday is one week away. Lakewood residents are reminded that legal fireworks can only be discharged in city limits on July 4 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

It is illegal to discharge fireworks on any school grounds or park within the city, or on any city property or public rights-of-way.

Residents who wish to report a violation of the city’s fireworks regulations should go to The site will take fireworks complaints from 6 a.m. on June 28 through 6 a.m. on July 5. Call 911 if there’s a medical emergency, injury or active fire. Any complaints before June 28 or after July 5 should be directed to the non-emergency line 253-287-4455.

Permissible consumer fireworks within the City of Lakewood can be found here, which is based on Washington State law. Illegal fireworks are listed here on page 2.

If there is a code enforcement issue or concern related to fireworks, such as tall grass or improper sales, please contact West Pierce Fire & Rescue by calling 253-983-4583.

Leave the fireworks to the professionals

Instead of lighting fireworks in your neighborhood this year, consider attending one of the many free fireworks shows in the area.

They include: