Fireworks Laws in Utah

With the most recent changes in the state law, the Sandy Fire Department would also like to remind residents about changes in the selling and lighting of fireworks during the holidays.

Fireworks are allowed to be sold from:

June 23rd through July 27th
December 29th through December 31st
2 days before and on Chinese New Year's Eve

Time frame for discharge:
July 4 - Three days before, day of and three days after (July 1st - July 7th)
       11:00 AM to 11:00 PM **Except for day of holiday until midnight

July 24 - Three days before, day of and three days after (July 21st - July 27th)
       11:00 AM to 11:00 PM **Except for day of holiday until midnight

New Year's Eve: December 31st from 11:00 AM until 1:00 AM New Year's Day (January 1st)

Chinese New Year Eve:
 Chinese New Year's Eve from 11:00 AM until 1:00 AM Chinese New Year Day 

Illegal fireworks include:

  • Firecrackers
  • M-80s
  • Cherry bombs
  • Bottle-rockets
  • Roman candles
  • Single or reloadable mortars
  • Ground salutes Any other explosive obtained outside of Utah borders.

Sandy will be citing individuals who are lighting illegal fireworks or discharging within a restricted area in Sandy. The minimum fine is $500. If you have any questions regarding the use of fireworks or the boundaries of the new ordinance, please contact the Sandy Fire Department at (801) 568-2930. If you do see a fire, please call 9-1-1.

Here are a few safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them!
  • Always have water handy (a hose or buckets of water).
  • Only use fireworks as intended. DO NOT alter or combine.
  • Never re-light a "dud" firework (wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
  • Spectators should keep a safe distance from the fireworks.
    The person lighting the fireworks should wear safety glasses.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix! Have a "designated" person light fireworks.
  • Only persons over age 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.
  • DO NOT ever use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives; they can kill!
    Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department

Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to a safe and fun holiday!

Where can I discharge fireworks in Sandy?

Sandy City is asking residents to exercise extreme caution during these dry stages so that the life and safety of everyone in the city may be upheld.

Sandy City is not immune to the extreme fire hazards plaguing many communities right now in the form of a wildfire. Conditions are right for even the smallest opportunity of a fire, no matter the cause, to spread quickly throughout our city. The Sandy City took action in February of 2011 to create fire restriction zones within the city in order to protect areas where the greatest risk of fire exists. Download maps of the restricted areas in Sandy below (please remember that any city or state park is also restricted).

Map of Prohibited Areas for Fireworks in Sandy

To enter your address, click the following Interactive Map

You may not discharge fireworks in the areas marked in red.

If you have any questions regarding the prohibited areas for fireworks, please email us or contact us at (801) 568-2930. Thank you!