Here are some tips on how to celebrate New Year’s Eve safely and legally in Snohomish County:

  • Nowhere is it legal in unincorporated Snohomish County to discharge fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Call 425-407-3999 to report the illegal discharge of fireworks (please do not call 911 unless there is an immediate threat to life or property).
  • You can legally discharge fireworks on New Year’s Eve in:
    • Arlington
    • Darrington
    • Granite Falls
    • Monroe
    • Snohomish
    • Stanwood
    • Sultan
  • The discharge of fireworks is illegal year-round in many places in Snohomish County, including:
    • Brier
    • Edmonds
    • Everett
    • Gold Bar
    • Index
    • Lynnwood
    • Marysville (effective January 2017)
    • Mill Creek
    • Mountlake Terrace
    • Mukilteo
    • Woodway
    • public property (including public streets, sidewalks, parking lots, or school property)
    • private property without permission AND from private property onto public property
    • Washington State Parks
    • Snohomish County Parks
    • Federal land, including those managed by the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service
  • It is illegal to discharge fireworks on New Year’s Eve in the following cities (they allow fireworks ONLY for the 4th of July holiday):
    • Bothell
    • Lake Stevens

Tips on the safe use of fireworks

Be prepared…before you light fireworks:

  • Use legal fireworks, available at licensed outlets
  • Store fireworks out of children’s reach
  • Keep pets safe indoors
  • Always keep water handy

Be Responsible… after you finish:

  • Soak used fireworks in water
  • Be considerate – clean up used fireworks
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children
  • Be prepared. Only use legal firework available at licensed outlets.

REMEMBER: Fireworks and alcohol and/or marijuana don’t mix! If you are in a jurisdiction where firework discharge is legal and you plan to partake, please assign a designated “shooter” who stays sober and unimpaired.

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Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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