MARYSVILLE – We all know by now fireworks are illegal in Marysville, but what you may not know is the fine for discharging them is increasing to $513.
The civil infraction penalty went from $103 the first year to $257 last year.
You might instead think of going to the city’s fireworks show at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on July 4. It starts at 7 p.m. with fireworks at dusk. There will be games and a live band will perform. Food and desserts will be available for purchase.
And, of course, just to the north in Arlington, it will again have its Old Fashioned 4th of July with activities going on all day, with their fireworks show at dusk near the airport and Boys and Girls Club.
In Marysville, if you are caught selling or transferring consumer fireworks, the misdemeanor now comes with up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
And, if you are caught using display or dangerous fireworks, such as those you can purchase on a reservation, the gross misdemeanor can bring up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Since the ban went into effect in 2017, Marysville has seen decreases in the number of fireworks-related injuries, fires and other incidents. The Marysville Fire District did not respond to a single fireworks-related incident within the city limits during the 2018 July 4th holiday.
“It’s clear the fireworks ban is helping reduce property damage and injuries in our community,” Fire Marshal Tom Maloney said. Any fireworks found will also be confiscated by Marysville Police, who will be conducting extra patrols on and around the July 4th holiday.
Residents are asked to report illegal fireworks using the non-emergency phone line at 425-407-3999.