Internet Purchase of Fireworks

Olympia – The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) wants residents to be aware of the facts about internet fireworks sales. Under the following conditions, presale of consumer fireworks may occur online:

  • The fireworks may only be delivered to the consumer at a licensed and permitted fireworks stand during the legally authorized time periods.
  • The fireworks for sale are legally allowed to be purchased in Washington and the sale, possession, and discharge is allowed in the jurisdiction where the sale is occurring.
  • All advertisements for the sale of fireworks will contain the license number and expiration date of the licensee.
  • The purchase or receipt of fireworks must be through a Washington licensed fireworks retailer or wholesaler.

Fireworks cannot be legally purchased over the internet and shipped to a private residence or picked up anywhere other than a license and permitted fireworks stand.

For more information about the sale and use of fireworks in your area contact your local fire authority or the SFMO at (360) 596-3929 or visit

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.