Southern Utah Fireworks Guide for 2015; find your city permissions, restrictions here

SOUTHERN UTAH  Because Utah is a desert state, residents have to be careful about lighting fires. As Independence Day and Pioneer Day approach, care needs to be taken when using fireworks, especially in drier areas.

Utah law allows the discharge of class C common state-approved explosives during specified times, subject to restrictions a municipality or state forester may impose when there are hazardous environmental conditions and subject to restrictions on public lands. Following are the permitted time periods:

  1. July 1-7 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., except that on July 4 the hours are 11 a.m. to midnight
  2. July 21-27 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., except that on July 24, the hours are 11 a.m. to midnight
  3. December 31 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 a.m. on the following day (exceptions apply in years New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday)
  4. Chinese New Year’s eve between the hours of  11 a.m. and 1 a.m. on the following day

It is illegal to light fireworks on state and federal lands throughout Utah, including national parks, state parks, Bureau of Land Management administered land, National Forest Service administered land and Bureau of Indian Affairs administered land. Anyone who uses unauthorized fireworks is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

Each municipality has its own restrictions on fireworks, both when and where they can be set off. Please read the guide below to see where fireworks can be lit during these holidays.

St. George

Fireworks are permitted in certain areas, subject to restrictions. View an interactive map here.

No fireworks of any kind are to be used within 250 feet of the following areas:

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

Read more: St. George issues fireworks restrictions


Fireworks are prohibited in the following areas:

  • West of 400 West
  • Highway 91 corridor
  • Dry washes and drainages
  • River and stream corridors
  • Hillside, plateaus and mesa tops
  • Undeveloped open space or natural terrain

Read more: Ivins fireworks restrictions

Santa Clara

View the Firework Restrictions Map.

Washington City

For the 4th of July, there will be no restricted areas in Washington. Fire Chief Brent Hafen reminds everyone to follow state law. Restricted areas may be implemented for the 24th, depending on how dry the area is.

Cedar City

The city has no banned areas, but the Fire Department asks that fireworks be lit in the designated areas: Cedar City High School, Canyon View High School and the Aquatic Center. Fireworks can be lit three days before and after the holiday.


Under a larger Burn Policy, all fireworks are restricted this year.

New Harmony

No fireworks are allowed in the unincorporated parts of the Harmony Valley Fire District. Fireworks in New Harmony town limits may be allowed.


Fireworks are allowed only on July 4 and 24. They must be lit at Lions Park.


An update from the city states there are no banned areas for fireworks. However, the Fire Department asks that they be lit in the parking lot at the Enoch City Offices.


Fireworks are allowed from July 1-7 and July 21-27. Class C common state fireworks may be discharged within the Hurricane City limits in the following locations only: Spilsbury Park, American Legion ball field and Three Falls Park.


Fireworks may be lit at WanLass Park and Vintage Park and in all public streets in the city limits as long as they are 100 feet away from any hillside surrounded the city.

Pending response: Information for Beaver, Panguitch, Kanab, Toquerville, Virgin and Enterprise; bookmark and revisit this post for updates.

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1 Comment

  • Uncle Lenny June 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I think fireworks should be limited to July 4 and 24 only, Hurricane. Those are the holidays we celebrate. A week’s worth is too much, esp. In these dry conditions.

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