Where you can and can't launch fireworks in Utah this year

Wayne Valadez sets up fireworks in a tent in the Lucky parking lot a 729 N. Redwood Road in Salt Lake City on Monday June 28, 2021. Fireworks can be launched in certain locations and times on from July 2 to July 5 and July 22 to July 25.

Wayne Valadez sets up fireworks in a tent in the Lucky parking lot a 729 N. Redwood Road in Salt Lake City on Monday June 28, 2021. Fireworks can be launched in certain locations and times on from July 2 to July 5 and July 22 to July 25. (Annie Barker, Deseret News)



SALT LAKE CITY — Personal fireworks are once again legal to launch in Utah — given you launch them in the right spot and time frame.

Utah's law allows for personal fireworks to be launched July 2 to July 5 and from July 22 to 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and to midnight on the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day holidays. But communities have the ability to set restrictions they best see fit.

So even though fireworks can be launched during the right time, you can still face a fine up to $1,000 for lighting off fireworks illegally.

That could be just the beginning. Leaders of several Utah fire agencies vow to bill anyone responsible for causing a fire through illegal use of fireworks under this portion of the law.

"Then you're subject to the damages and the control costs that are possibly there," said Unified Fire Authority Chief Dan Petersen. "In a restricted area, we are absolutely going to do what we can to find who lit that and hold them accountable. If your house is burned because of a neighbor's fireworks, that's not really fair for you. And that risk has to be dealt with.

Draper Fire Chief Clint Smith said there's a cost for firefighters to respond to a fire and then use resources to put it out. That gets factored into the final bill in addition to any property damage. He estimates that it's about $1,000 per hour in a place like Draper just to respond to calls and that doesn't include the costs of the resources, like water.

With all this in mind, here's a guide to where you can and can't launch fireworks in 2021.

State and federal lands

Fireworks are banned on all state and federally-owned land, such as national and state parks, as well as land managed by the Bureau of Land Management Land, U.S. Forest Service and Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. Gov. Spencer Cox also issued an executive order that banned fireworks on all unincorporated lands, public and private.

Communities where fireworks cannot be launched within boundary limits this year

A few communities and even counties have banned firework launching within their limits. Some, like Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon and Wasatch County, implemented fire restrictions that included certain fire bans in addition to items like fireworks.

  • Alpine
  • Alta
  • Apple Valley
  • Brian Head
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Coalville
  • Diamond Valley
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Elk Ridge
  • Francis
  • Henefer
  • Holladay
  • Kearns
  • Mayfield
  • Midvale
  • Monticello
  • Ogden
  • Park City
  • Rush Valley
  • Salt Lake City
  • Scipio
  • South Salt Lake
  • Stockton
  • Tropic
  • Wasatch County
  • Washington Terrace
  • Woodland Hills

Communities where fireworks are allowed with some restrictions

It's worth noting that many of the communities that will allow personal fireworks in 2021 are still encouraging residents to skip them this year. These are communities that released updated firework restrictions this year:

Bluffdale

Fireworks are allowed except in the following areas:

  • East of and south of the proposed Porter Rockwell Boulevard, including all lands bordering Camp Williams
  • East of the Utah Transit Authority/Union Pacific railroad tracks
  • North of 14400 South
  • Within 50 yards of the Jordan River or any canal within Bluffdale

Bountiful

Fireworks are banned in all areas east of Orchard Drive and 400 East. The city's map can be found here.

Blanding

No boundary restrictions but all aerial fireworks are banned within city limits this year.

Brigham City

Fireworks are allowed except:

  • All areas west of I-15
  • All of the Brigham City Airport property
  • All of the Tannevista and Kotter Canyon subdivisions
  • All areas in the eastern foothills.

A full map of the restricted areas can be found here.

Cedar Hills

Fireworks are banned in most areas east of Canyon Road, as well as a mixture of aerial fireworks bans and bans of all kinds of fireworks for most parts of city land north of Cedar Hills Drive.

A full map of restricted areas can be found here.

Centerville

Fireworks are permitted except for areas:

  • East of 150 East from the northern boundary to 1825 North
  • East of Main State from 1825 North to 1400 North
  • East of 325 East from 1400 North to 1000 North/Chase Lane
  • East of 400 East from 1000 North/Chase Lane to 200 North
  • East of 600 East from 200 North 100 South
  • East of 700 East from 100 South to the south boundary

A full map of the restricted areas can be found here.

Cottonwood Heights

Fireworks are banned in all locations east of 1300 East. A map of the restrictions can be found here.

Draper

Fireworks are allowed except:

  • All areas west of I-15
  • All areas north of Kimball Lane
  • Northeast of the Ebenezer Brown Trail from Kimball Lane to 1300 East
  • All areas east of 1300 East from Constitution Avenue to Highland Drive
  • All areas southeast of the Ebenezer Brown Trail from Highland Drive to 13800 South
  • All areas south of 13800 South
  • Within 200 feet of East Jordan Canal and Ebenezer Brown Trail
  • Stonebridge, Draper Historical, Pioneer Square, Draper City, Whisperwood, Pheasant Meadow, Bellevue, Ballard Corner Memorial, Smith Fields, Dayland Dog, Smith Fields Splash Pad and Meadowlark parks.

A full map of the restrictions can be found here.

Farmington

Fireworks can be launched except for areas:

  • East of North Compton Road from the city's northern boundary to 600 North
  • East of 100 East from 600 North to State Street
  • East of 350 East from State Street to 830 South
  • East of 200 East from 830 South to the city's southern boundary

Fireworks are also banned within Woodland Park. A map of the restrictions can be found here.

Fruit Heights

Fireworks are allowed except for areas:

  • East of U.S. Highway 89 from the northern boundary to 200 North
  • East of Mountain Road from 200 North to Green Road
  • East of U.S. Highway 89 from Green Road to the southern boundary (besides city office location)
  • Areas near Baer Creek west of U.S. Highway 89

A full map of the city's restrictions can be found here.

Grantsville

Fireworks are only legal from Cooley Street to Matthews Lane/Booth Street from Clark Street to Durfee Street in the city's core, as well as Anderson Ranch within Grantsville.

Herriman

Fireworks are generally not permitted within the city's northern and southwest boundaries. Officials released this map that better shows where fireworks are allowed and restricted.

Ivins

Fireworks are only permitted at the two baseball diamonds at Unity Park and the baseball diamond at Center Street Park. A map can be found here.

Kanab

Fireworks are banned throughout city limits with the exception of Main Street between 100 North and Center Street. That block can be found on the map here.

Layton

Fireworks are banned in all areas east of U.S. Highway 89. Aerial fireworks are banned in most areas west of Highway 89 to Church Street from the city's northern boundary to Cherry Lane. North of Cherry Lane from Church Street to 2050 East through the southern boundary (through some of the section of land isn't on a road).

A map of restrictions can be found here.

Lehi

Fireworks are banned in all areas:

  • North of Timpanogos Highway
  • East of 1200 East
  • South of Pioneer Crossing
  • West of the Jordan River from the northern boundary to Main Street
  • West of 2300 South from Main Street to Pioneer Crossing
  • A section of land within those boundaries near 1200 East and 2600 North.

A full map of the restrictions can be found here. The city also will allow and recommends that personal fireworks be launched at either Olympic, Sage Vist, Veterans Ballpark and Sports parks.

Lindon

Fireworks are not permitted in areas west of I-15 and by the foothills to the east. The map where those restrictions are can be found here.

Logan

The city allows fireworks exception for within its western and eastern parts. An interactive map showing where restrictions are can be found here.

Mapleton

Mapleton City approved a map that bans fireworks in most areas except for the northwest portion of limits. The map can be viewed here:

Morgan/Morgan County

No restrictions in Morgan City limits but fireworks are banned everywhere else in the surrounding county. A map of restrictions can be found here,

Millcreek

Fireworks are banned in all areas east of 900 East and west of 700 West.

Murray

Fireworks are allowed in all areas except for along the Jordan Parkway Trail, at Murray Park and around Wheeler Farm. A map of restrictions can be found here.

Nephi

The city passed a resolution that bans fireworks in all areas east of I-15 within city limits.

North Salt Lake

Fireworks are legal except for areas in the southwest portion of the city. That includes areas:

  • Southeast of Orchard Drive from the southern boundary to Eaglewood Drive
  • South of Eaglewood Drive from Orchard Drive to Springwood Drive
  • South of Springwood Drive from Eaglewood Drive to Fairway Drive
  • South of Eaglewood Drive from Fairway Drive to the eastern boundary

A map of restrictions can be found here.

Payson

Fireworks are banned in areas in the southeast portion of the city and also areas west of the Strawberry Highline Canal. A full map of restrictions can be found here.

Provo

Fireworks are allowed excepts for areas east of:

  • East of Canyon Road from the northern boundary to Foothill Drive
  • East of Timpview Drive from Foothill Drive to 2200 North
  • East of 900 East from 2200 North to Birch Lane
  • East of 1200 East to 820 North
  • East of Hillsdale Lane from 820 North to Seven Peaks Boulevard
  • South and East of Seven Peaks Boulevard from Hillsdale Lane to Center Street
  • East of 900 East from Center Street to 300 South
  • East of Slate Canyon Drive from 300 South 1320 South
  • East of U.S. Highway 89 from 1320 South to the sound boundary

A map of the restrictions can be found here.

While allowed west of those locations, Provo officials said they prefer residents launch any fireworks at parks designated for fireworks this year, including: Carterville, Exchange, Franklin, Fort Utah, Kiwanis, Lakeview, Maeser, Provost, Riverview, Rotary, Sertoma, Spring Creek and Sunset parks.

Riverdale

Fireworks are permitted except in areas along the Weber River, between 700 West and 300 West, as well as as a portion of the city southwest of South Weber Drive. A map of those restrictions can be found here.

Riverton

Fireworks are allowed except for areas east of 1300 West as well as all areas and properties near creeks and canal corridors. A map of those restrictions can be found here.

Sandy

Fireworks are banned in areas:

  • East of 1300 East
  • Along Dimple Dell Park and other city parks, as well as canals in the city limits
  • West of I-15

A map of the restrictions can be found here.

Saratoga Springs

There are pockets where fireworks are and aren't restricted. The city's website includes a map where people can type in an address to see if it is in a restricted zone or not.

South Ogden

Fireworks are allowed except in areas within 300 feet of any boundary of South Ogden's Nature Park or center line of Burch Creek on either side. Fireworks are also banned anywhere east of Harrison Boulevard in the city.

Spanish Fork

Fireworks are generally not allowed around the edges of city limits. The city released a map that shows where the boundaries are, which can be found here.

St. George

St. George has pockets where fireworks are permitted scattered across city limits. An interactive map showing where those are can be found here.

The city also allows fireworks at The Canyons Complex, The Fields at Little Valley, as well as its 1100 East, 2450 East, Centennial, Cox, Dixie Downs, Firehouse, JC Snow, Middleton, Sandtown, Shadow Mountain, Silkwood, Sunset and Vernon Worthen parks.

Tooele

Fireworks are permitted in this boundary:

  • 2200 North to state Route 36/Skyline Drive
  • 1000 West to Droubay Road from 1530 North and SR-36/Skyline Drive
  • 1000 West to Main Street from 2200 North and 1530 North.

This excludes Elton Park within that section of the city. A map of those boundaries, as well as other communities in Tooele County, can be found here.

Tremonton

The city passed an ordinance this year that bans fireworks:

  • In areas north of Highline Canal, west of 2300 West and east of I-84
  • All land within 100 feet of Malad River Bottoms

The ordinance and map can be found here.

Washington City

Much like St. George, Washington City has pockets within city limits where fireworks are and aren't legal this year. An interactive map showing restrictions can be found here.

West Jordan

Fireworks are allowed except in all areas:

  • West of 5600 West
  • Within 200 feet of the Jordan River Parkway Trail east of 1300 West
  • Within 200 feet within Clay Hollow Wash
  • Within 200 feet of Bingham Creek
  • Within 200 feet of any other canal or waterway
  • All city parks except for professional displays

Other Utah areas not mentioned

This list is based on decisions announced in 2021. Some communities may have existing restrictions set from previous years. The Utah Department of Public Safety has a list of restrictions that can be found here.

If still aren't sure, you can also contact your local fire department through a non-emergency number to check where fireworks are legal to launch.

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