Southern Utah 2012 New Year’s fireworks guide city-by-city; restrictions, permissions

SOUTHERN UTAH – Fireworks are a popular part of New Year’s Eve celebrations across the country and should be used safely and legally. Here’s some information on the state and local laws applying to Southern Utah.

Utah law dictates that fireworks can be sold Dec. 29 to 31 and discharged from 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day. All Class “C” popular consumer fireworks, aside from firecrackers, M-80s, cherry bombs, bottle rockets, Roman candles, mortars and ground salutes, are legal for sale and use in the state of Utah.

Some municipalities enforce restrictions beyond the state law and it is important to make sure you are not in violation of these.

Cedar City: New Year’s fireworks are allowed. Discharge within 20 feet of any structure is prohibited. It is recommended to use them only in wide open areas, including the parking lot north of the Bicentennial ball fields, the parking lot west of the Cedar City Aquatic Center, the parking lot on the south side of Canyon View High School, the parking lot south of Cedar High School and the parking lot of Iron Springs Elementary.

Diamond Valley: Absolutely no fireworks allowed.

Enterprise: Absolutely no fireworks allowed.

Gunlock: Absolutely no fireworks allowed.

Hurricane: New Year’s fireworks are allowed. It is recommended to use them only in wide open areas, including the Spilsbury Park ball field, the American Legion ball field, Three Falls Park and Pioneer Park.

Ivins: Due to the recent rains, New Year’s fireworks will be allowed, following state restrictions.

Kanab: New Year’s fireworks are allowed, following state restrictions.

La Verkin: New Year’s fireworks are allowed. Discharge from hillsides or near dry vegetation is prohibited.

Leeds: New Year’s fireworks are allowed. It is recommended to use them at the Town Park.

Rockville: Absolutely no fireworks allowed.

Santa Clara: New Year’s fireworks are allowed only in streets and incorporated areas. Discharge in undeveloped areas such as fields is strictly prohibited.

Springdale: Absolutely no fireworks allowed.

St. George: New Year’s fireworks are allowed only in certain areas. The city offers an interactive map that shows where fireworks may be used. Discharge within 20 feet of any building or within 250 feet of dry washes, river and stream corridors, hillsides and undeveloped open space and natural terrain is strictly prohibited.

Toquerville: New Year’s fireworks are allowed only at the city ball field. City officials will be present to supervise the discharge of all fireworks at the field.

Virgin: New Year’s fireworks are allowed following state restrictions.

Washington City: New Year’s fireworks are allowed only in certain areas. The city offers a map showing where fireworks may be used. Aerial fireworks of any kind are prohibited. Unincorporated areas: Absolutely no fireworks allowed. Possessing and discharging fireworks on state and federal land throughout Utah is illegal.

Please remember to use fireworks responsibly in order to keep your New Year’s celebration safe and fun.

Fireworks safety fact sheet from the Utah State Fire Marshal (.PDF)

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