With the 4th of July holiday fast approaching, Tacoma Fire Department offers this reminder - fireworks are prohibited in Tacoma.
All fireworks are illegal within the Tacoma city limits and violators of the fireworks law are subject to a fine and the confiscation of their fireworks.
Fireworks violations are civil infractions and result in a $257 fine; citizens using fireworks are also subject to arrest for other charges such as arson and reckless burning. Fireworks are only permissible within city limits when a permit has been issued for a sanctioned public event.
Citizens can report fireworks violations from June 29 to July 4 by calling (253) 798-4722. If the fireworks violation appears to put people or property in immediate danger, call 911.
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