New law allows fireworks purchases through July 27
Utah fireworks laws have changed this year allowing the purchase of lawful fireworks from June 23 to July 27. Fireworks can only be discharged three days prior and three days after the holiday (July 4 and July 24).
Please take note of possible restrictions on where fireworks can be discharged put in place by local municipalities.
The law reads as follows:
The State of Utah controls the purchasing and use of fireworks in all areas of Utah. The code allows for the use three days before, on the day of, and three days after the 4th of July and July 24th holidays. Here is the code section: 53-7-225. Times for sale and discharge of fireworks.
(1) This section supercedes any other code provision regarding the sale or discharge of fireworks.
(2) A person may sell class C common state approved explosives in the state as follows:
(a) beginning on June 23 and ending on July 27;
(b) beginning on December 29 and ending on December 31; and
(c) two days before and on the Chinese New Year’s eve.
(3) Except as provided in Subsection (5), a county or municipality may not prohibit any person from discharging class C common state approved explosives in the state as follows:
(a) between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., except that on July 4 and July 24, the hours are 11 a.m. to midnight:
(i) beginning on July 1 and ending on July 7; and
(ii) beginning on July 21 and ending on July 27;
(b) (i) beginning at 11 a.m. on December 31 and ending at 1 a.m. on the following day; or
(ii) if New Year’s eve is on a Sunday and the local governmental jurisdiction determines to celebrate New Year’s eve on the prior Saturday, then it is lawful to discharge Class C common state approved explosives on that prior Saturday; and
(c) beginning at 11 a.m. on the Chinese New Year’s eve and ending at 1 a.m. on the following day.
(4) A person who violates the time restrictions stated in Subsection (3)(a), (b), or (c) is guilty of an infraction.
(5) A county or municipality may prohibit any person from discharging class C common state approved explosives:
(a) as provided in Subsection 15A-5- 202.5(1)(c); or
(b) in accordance with a municipal ordinance prohibiting the negligent discharge of class C common state approved explosives.