Fireworks Information

City officials would like to remind Mountlake Terrace residents and guests that personal use fireworks are prohibited in the city. The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department and South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue encourage residents and visitors to celebrate safely and legally. Here’s what you can do to help make this a safe July 4.

Observe the city’s fireworks ban.

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) 775-3000 to report violations of the fireworks ban, if observed.

Report fireworks violations.

In Southwest Snohomish County call (425) 775-3000 if violations of the fireworks ban are observed.

Keep pets safe and inside.

Fireworks can upset pets. So many pets are frightened and try to escape the sights and sounds that animal shelters report a dramatic increase in lost pets around July 4.

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 an Independence Day Event at Ballinger Park sponsored by the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, a non-profit organization. Tour de Terrace will sponsor a fireworks show at their festival on Saturday, July 28 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 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 at

• Fireworks Brochure
• Mountlake Terrace Municipal Code Chapter 9.70 FIREWORKS
• Mountlake Terrace Municipal Code Chapter 15.10.040 Explosives and fireworks
• State Fire Marshal List of Fireworks Ban or Restricted Sales/Use by County and City