Friday, January 16, 2009

Lottery to determine who gets two retail fireworks permits

Deadline for permit applications is Jan. 30

Vancouver, WA – Fireworks retail sales require a permit in Clark County. Two permits have become available and will be decided by lottery in February. To be entered in the lottery, retailers must submit an application to the Fire Marshal’s Office by 5 p.m. on Jan. 30.

The county’s population limits the number of permits available. The Fire Marshal’s Office will issue 40 fireworks permits within unincorporated Clark County in 2009, the same number as last year. As allowed by county code, two permit holders did not renew their permits in 2008. These are the two permits now available in the lottery.

Interested parties may obtain application forms at the Fire Marshal’s Office, 505 N.W. 179th St., Ridgefield, or on the Clark County Web site at Only one completed lottery application form may be entered per person or organization.

Submit applications in person at 505 N.W. 179th St., Ridgefield, by mail or via fax at (360) 397-2076. Applications must arrive at the office no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2009 (postmarks cannot be accepted.) The Fire Marshal’s Office will contact the parties chosen right after the lottery.

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