The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
Please use extreme caution when using fireworks during the season. If high winds, precipitation, or other adverse weather conditions prevail fireworks discharge should be postponed or discontinued until weather conditions improve. Utah legal aerial fireworks are designed to travel up to 150 feet into the air and then explode. Aerial fireworks shall be placed on a hard level surface outdoors, in a clear and open area prior to ignition. Anyone under the age of 16 shall not handle or operate aerial fireworks. ignition of aerial fireworks shall be a minimum of 30 feet from any structure or vertical obstruction.
Visit our interactive map for information on prohibited areas and most importantly, check with you local legislative body for prohibited areas where you live before discharging fireworks.
DATES OF SALE
Vendors may sell Class C common state approved explosives as follows:
- Beginning on June 24th and ending on July 25th
- Beginning on December 29th and ending on December 31st
- And 2 days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve
DATES FOR LEGAL DISCHARGE
Discharge time for fireworks discharge changed:
2 days before, day of, and 1 day after July 4th and 24th.
(Changed from 14 day window to 8 days for discharge.)
TIMES FOR LEGAL DISCHARGE
A person may discharge Class C common state approved explosives in the state as follows:
- Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. beginning on July 2nd and ending on July 5th; and beginning on July 22nd and ending on July 25th (Note: On July 4th and 24th time of discharge is extended to 12:00 midnight.)
- Beginning at 11 a.m. on December 31 and ending at 1 a.m. on the following day
- Beginning at 11 a.m. the Chinese New Year’s Eve, ending at 1 a.m. on the following day
A person guilty of an infraction can be punished by a fine up to $1,000.
If a person discharges a class C common state approved explosive:
- Outside the legal discharge dates and times
- Prohibited areas