Looking ahead to the July 4th holiday, the Marysville Fire District and City of Marysville remind residents that all consumer fireworks are illegal within city limits.
Since fireworks were banned in Marysville in 2017, first responders have seen a significant reduction in property damage and fireworks injuries. We ask all residents to celebrate safely again this year. The fine for discharging consumer fireworks in the city is $513. Selling consumer fireworks and using display or dangerous fireworks are misdemeanor crimes that can result in jail time and higher fines.
Marysville Police will conduct extra emphasis patrols on and around the July 4th holiday. Over the past three years, they issued 103 tickets for fireworks violations. Police will also confiscate any fireworks found.
To help you celebrate safely this year, the City of Marysville is planning a virtual 4th of July celebration along with a professional live fireworks show beginning at dark. For the latest details, visit www.marysvillewa.gov/1009/Marysville-4th-of-July.
City residents are encouraged to report illegal fireworks by calling the non-emergency line at 425-407-3999. To keep emergency phone lines open, please avoid calling 911 unless there is an immediate threat to life or property.
In areas outside the city limits where consumer fireworks are legal, residents are advised to use extreme caution. We also remind you to: always keep water nearby when using fireworks, never let children handle fireworks, never ignite fireworks while holding them, and avoid igniting fireworks while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.