What you need to know about fireworks in Salt Lake City this year

Salt Lake City – Due to dry weather, wildfires and legislative decisions firework restrictions are stricter this year. Those who violate the restrictions may face a $1,000 for failure to comply.

Salt Lake City Fire Department has been working to provide information as clearly and simply as possible this year, ensuring residents and businesses know the “when, where and how” of fireworks.

WHEN

  1. Fireworks allowed July 2-5, and July 22-25

You may discharge fireworks between Monday, July 2 and Friday, July 5 for the Independence Day holiday; and between Sunday, July 22 to Thursday, July 25 for Pioneer Day. Based on

  1. Light times are 11 to 11

Allowed lighting times are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and extended to midnight on the 4th of July and the 24th of July.

WHERE:

Many areas are restricted to fireworks

            Fireworks never allowed in the city east of 900 E., west of Redwood Road, and north of South Temple, as well as city parks and properties. Details on the SLC Fire website at www.slcfire.com and www.slcfire.works.

The site has fireworks-restrictions map searchable by exact address. In addition, the site lists allowed dates and times, safety tips and ordinance information.

Firework sales: Firework sales are allowed between Sunday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 25.

HOW:

If you are in a legally allowed fireworks zone, on the allowed discharge dates, please note the safety tips below for safely shooting off fireworks.

  • Only Class 1.4G fireworks that cannot travel morethan 15 ft. in to the air (vertically) or 10 ft. on the ground (horizontally) are state approved for residential and recreational use.
  • Fireworks that explode (firecrackers) are prohibited.
  • Fireworks such as bottle rockets and roman candles are strictly prohibited.
  • No fireworks discharge shall be allowed within the distance of 150 ft. of the fireworks stand or trailer.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to supervise their children while using fireworks.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to place spent fireworks in for at least 12 hours before discarding into a garbage can.