Keep our community safe!
As a reminder to Mountlake Terrace residents and guests, personal use fireworks are not allowed within the city. The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department and South County Fire request that residents and visitors respect the city's fireworks laws and consider attending one of the city's and/or community public fireworks displays and work together to keep our community safe all year long.
Observe the city’s fireworks laws.
The sale, possession and discharge of all fireworks are prohibited in Mountlake Terrace. Violations will result in confiscation of fireworks and fines. In Southwest Snohomish County call 425-407-3999 to report fireworks violations. Please call 9-1-1 for immediate threats to persons or property. When possible, please talk to your neighbors about your concerns regarding fireworks.
Keep pets safe and inside.
Fireworks can upset and frighten pets resulting in them trying to escape the sights and sounds. Animal shelters report a dramatic increase in lost pets around July 4. Please do your part to keep your pets inside and secure.
Attend a public fireworks display.
There are many professional fireworks shows in the area for your viewing pleasure including two opportunities within Mountlake Terrace. There will be a Stars and Stripes Celebration with fireworks display at Ballinger Park (23000 Lakeview Drive) sponsored by the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, a non-profit organization on July 3 from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tour de Terrace will sponsor a fireworks show at their festival on Saturday, July 27 at about 10:00 p.m. There are also public fireworks displays planned for July 4 in Edmonds, Everett, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and Seattle. Check your local news media or online for where and when fireworks displays will be held.
For more information about the fireworks law, please contact the Police Department at 425-670-8260.
The city has a special event permit process for a public display of fireworks that includes hiring a professional pyrotechnician. For more information about having a public fireworks display, contact a Permit Specialist at 425-744-6278 or find the fireworks brochure online.
- Fireworks Brochure (PDF)
- Mountlake Terrace Municipal Code Chapter 9.70 FIREWORKS
- Mountlake Terrace Municipal Code Chapter 15.10.040 Explosives and fireworks
- Fireworks Safety and Regulations by South County Fire
- Washington State Patrol Fireworks Information
- Flyer - Which Fireworks are Illegal in our State?