Fireworks in Lake Oswego
Currently under State of Oregon law, any fireworks that explode, fly into the air, or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air are illegal. Illegal fireworks include but are not limited to: Bottle Rockets, Roman Candles, Firecrackers and Mortars. Fireworks that are legal in Oregon include items like: Sparklers, Cone Fountains, Wheels, Base fountains, and Ground Bloom Flowers.
In May 2013, the City of Lake Oswego enacted City Ordinance 2621 to address the sale, possession, or use of certain fireworks within the City limits. While it has always been illegal to sell, possess or use these same fireworks in the State of Oregon, this new ordinance makes those actions a City Code violation, which can result in a presumptive fine of $295 or up to $500.
In alignment with the City Council 2021 Goals and Work Plan, City Council is exploring possible options for expanded fireworks safety. The City is seeking community input on potential restrictions on fireworks within the city limits to protect life, safety, and property in Lake Oswego.
We are seeking your input on potential restrictions of legal fireworks within the city limits. Please share your thoughts by taking this short survey by Thursday, April 8, 2021.