City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 10
Chapter 10.33A
Section 10.33A.030

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division II. License Code

Chapter 10.33A 1986 Fireworks Code

Section 10.33A.030 Application for Permit
  1. An applicant for any permit required under this chapter makes written application, accompanied by tender of the fee, to the fire official, at least forty-five days for large public outdoor fireworks displays (those requiring standby fire department staffing) and at least ten days for smaller indoor proximate displays prior to commencement of the activity for which the permit is sought. The form of the application and the criteria for issuance, denial, or issuance with conditions shall be the same as used by the state director of fire protection in processing applications for the corresponding state license. It is the intent of this subsection that local permits follow the provisions and procedures for state licenses as closely as practical.
  1. Because the possession or use of consumer fireworks is prohibited in the City at all times, no permit for retail sale is granted.
  1. Should the fire official find an application to be complete and in compliance with all the requirements of state statute and regulations and the building and land use provisions of this code, the official, in the case of:
    1. A Public Display.

Files the application with the city council along with a recommendation for its grant or denial.

    1. All Other Permits.

Grants, denies, or grants with conditions the application.

Date Passed: Monday, October 19, 2009

Effective Date: Sunday, November 22, 2009

ORD C34488 Section 19