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Fireworks Restrictions In Place In Cities Across Utah

Jun 26, 2019, 12:28 PM | Updated: Jul 3, 2019, 9:32 am
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Editor’s note: This article will be updated as we gather information from individual cities.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – With Independence Day and Pioneer Day looming, plenty of Utahns are ready to start celebrating with fireworks.

Residents need to keep in mind that there are restrictions in place, and those restrictions may vary depending on where they are. Remember to only light fireworks outdoors in areas with large, open spaces that are clear of grasses, weeds, trees and bushes.

The National Council on Fireworks Safety advises residents to always have a bucket of water or a hose nearby, only use fireworks as they are intended, never re-light a firework that didn’t go off, and never use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives.

Statewide Restrictions

In Utah, fireworks may be purchased from June 24 – July 25, Dec. 29 – 31, and two days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve.

Fireworks can only be discharged from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on July 2 – 5, July 22 – 25, Dec. 31 and Chinese New Year’s Eve. On July 4, fireworks can be discharged no later than midnight.

Use of fireworks on unincorporated areas of the state is illegal, as is use of fireworks on state and national park land.

Here are individual cities’ fireworks restrictions for 2019:

Alpine

Fireworks are not allowed in the following areas

  • City parks
  • Within 200 feet of any stream bed
  • Any “Fireworks Ban 2019” areas seen in the map below

Cedar City

Cedar City officials are recommending people light fireworks at:

  • South parking lot of Cedar High School
  • Parking lot at the Bicentennial Softball Complex
  • Iron Springs Elementary parking lot
  • Canyon View Middle School parking lot

For more information, go to cedarcity.org/489/fireworks.

Clinton

There are currently no city fireworks restrictions in place. State restrictions apply.

Draper

Fireworks are not allowed in any restricted areas, including:

  • Within 20 feet of any residence, dwelling or structure
  • All Draper City parks and facilities
  • Any areas marked as restricted (see map below)

Sky lanterns are also prohibited.

Dugway

Dugway residents may only use legal fireworks on July 4 from 9 – 11 p.m. at the field adjacent to the Post Chapel.

Eagle Mountain

In many areas of Eagle Mountain City, discharge of fireworks is prohibited. To find out if your residence is in a restricted area, go to the city’s interactive map and enter your address.

For those in restricted areas, the city allows the use of asphalt parking areas of Smith Ranch Park, which is adjacent to Pony Express Elementary, 3985 Smith Ranch Rd.; and SilverLake Amphitheater, located at Pony Express Parkway and Silverlake Parkway.

For more information, go to eaglemountaincity.com/fireworks.

Herriman

Fireworks restrictions are in place in various areas around Herriman. See the map below or visit the Unified Fire Authority fireworks restriction map.

Moab

Fireworks are allowed at the Center Street ball fields during state-approved dates and times.

Fireworks are not allowed in the following areas:

  • Parkways, public trails and pedestrian paths
  • Within 200 feet of Park Creek or Mill Creek
  • Within 20 feet of any residence, building, structure or combustible material

Any fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than 6 feet off the ground are also banned within Moab City limits.

Morgan City

Fireworks are not allowed in the following areas:

  • North of 600 East
  • North of 700 East
  • South of Imperial Drive, including the South Morgan Cemetery to the Morgan City boundary.

Fireworks will be allowed in all other areas within the city boundaries as seen in the map below.

Morgan County

Fireworks are not allowing north and east of Old Highway Road to the Morgan County boundary

Fireworks will be allowed in other areas within the county boundaries, as seen in the map below.

Mountain Green

Fireworks are not allowed within the Mountain Green Fire District boundaries, shown in the map below.

Provo

  • Fireworks are banned in all city parks except Sertoma, Kiwanis, Provost, Fort Utah and Footprinters.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in restricted area, shown on the map in yellow
  • Discharging fireworks in a restricted area carries a $680 fine.

Provo Fireworks Restricted Area

Rich County

Fire and fireworks are totally prohibited in Rich County and all the incorporated towns within.

Salina

There are currently no city fireworks restrictions in place. State restrictions apply.

Salt Lake City

Fireworks are restricted in the following areas:

  • All areas east of 900 East, including the University of Utah campus
  • All areas north of South Temple
  • City Creek Canyon
  • East of 300 West, north of Wall Street through Beck Street to the city limit to the north
  • All city parks and wildland urban intervace areas
  • All areas west of Redwood Road

Use the Salt Lake Fire Department’s interactive map for details.

Springville

Fireworks are prohibited in the following areas:

  • West of 400 West
  • West of SR 51 from 400 South to 800 South
  •  West of US 89
  • East of Canyon Road
  • East of 1300 East
  • The area of 400 East from 1400 North to 400 North

For detailed information, check Springville’s interactive map.

St. George

No fireworks of any kind are to be used within 200 feet of the following areas:

  • Dry washes and drainages
  • River and stream corridors
  • Hillsides, plateaus and mesa tops
  • Undeveloped open space or natural terrain

Use of fireworks are completely prohibited in the development north of Snow Canyon Parkway on SR 18, including The Ledges development.

Sky lanterns are also prohibited.

Tooele

Fireworks will not be allowed in the following areas:

  • North of 2200 North and west of Main Street
  • North of 1600 North and east of Main Street
  • South of Skyline Drive
  • South of Main Street West
  • West of 1000 West
  • East of Droubay Road

Residents who live in these restricted locations may go to the Dow James Park, 400 N. 435 West, to use fireworks.

For additional fireworks safety tips, go to tooelefire.org/safety-tips.

West Jordan

Fireworks are restricted in the following areas:

  • All areas west of SR-111 (a.k.a. U-111 and the Bacchus Highway
  • All areas within 200 feet of the Jordan River Parkway Trail east of 1300 West
  • All areas within 200 feet of Clay Hollo Wash in the area of 7800 South (approximately 4800 West to SR-111)
  • All areas within 200 feet of Bingham Creek near Old Bingham Highway
  • All city parks, unless a permit has been obtained

West Jordan Fireworks Restrictions

For more information, go to westjordan.utah.gov/newsroom

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Fireworks Restrictions In Place In Cities Across Utah