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Fireworks Laws
Sample of illegal fireworks seized by Marysville Police
Marysville Police Department and Marysville Fire District officials wish residents a safe and happy Independence Day holiday, but remind that if "safe and sane"-style legal fireworks are part of your family and friends' celebration, please abide by local fireworks laws.

Discharge of fireworks limited to July 4 only
Discharging of fireworks is permitted from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. on July 4 only.
Marysville Police will be citing people caught with illegal fireworks between now and the holiday, and warning people not to buy or use them. Under state law, possession or discharge of illegal fireworks is a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, up to a year in jail and a mandatory court appearance.

Inside Marysville city limits, current laws state that legal fireworks, those typically defined as Class C or “safe and sane,” may only be sold from noon-11 p.m. on June 28 and from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. June 29-July 4.

Marysville fireworks laws apply not only to use and discharge of illegal fireworks, but also to standard “safe and sane” fireworks if they are ignited outside the specified times and dates under city laws. Police can issue criminal citations to violators, and civil citations similar to a standard ticket.

Illegal fireworks and public safety
Illegal fireworks pose a public safety and medical hazard in the Marysville area. Each year, the use of illegal fireworks results in visits to hospital emergency rooms and burn care centers here, statewide, and across the nation to treat permanent hand and face injuries. In the most tragic instances, the severest among these injuries results in death.

Criminal/Civil laws and penalties
Marysville fireworks laws carry heavy penalties:

  • A civil infraction (fine) of an amount up to $500 may be issued by police instead of a criminal citation, and a mandatory court appearance.
  • The criminal misdemeanor fine consistent with the standard state penalty of an amount not to exceed $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail, and a mandatory court appearance.
  • Gross misdemeanor offenses carry a fine of up to $5,000 and/or a year in jail.
    A person with 3 or more civil infractions within a two-year time period to be cited for a misdemeanor.
Safety of individuals and property is our utmost concern.

Remember: After you light it up, clean it up. Discarded fireworks the days after the 4th are a neighborhood eyesore, and they can still pose a fire hazard if not disposed of property.

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