Gig Harbor city council votes to ban commercial fireworks starting in 2023

Residents may buy and light personal fireworks this Fourth of July holiday in Gig Harbor before the ban goes into effect.

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Gig Harbor is among the latest municipalities in western Washington to ban the sale and personal use of fireworks, but the new rule won’t be in effect for another year.

The Gig Harbor City Council voted 4-3 Monday to pass an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of fireworks and lighting fireworks for personal use within city limits. 

The ordinance goes into effect 12 months from now, so residents may still enjoy at-home fireworks for the upcoming July 4th

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