Fireworks Information

Fireworks Safety
West Valley City would like to remind residents of the restrictions that are associated with fireworks within our community.

Here are a few Safety tips on Firework Safety West Valley City wants to make sure you have a fun and safe holiday season. If you see misuse of fire works please contact West Valley Police at 801-840-4000.
  • Always follow the recommendations of the firework manufacturer.
  • Keep a 30 foot clearance area in all directions from the base of the device, with unimpeded clearance over head (Trees, awnings, etc.).
  • Have a bucket of water nearby to place spent fireworks in for at least 12 hours before discarding into a garbage can.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to supervise children while using fireworks, and no one under 16 may purchase fireworks.
  • Should a firework misfire or not light, do not attempt to re-ignite and do not place in water.
  • Never use fireworks during windy conditions or near fields areas.
  • Brace all aerial cakes with noncombustible weight items to avoid tipping.
West Valley City Regulations
West Valley City Municipal Code 17-24-112 Discharge of Fireworks Restricted:
  1. It shall be unlawful to discharge any fireworks within 100 feet of temporary stands, LPG flammable liquid, or gas storage and dispensing units.
  2. It shall be unlawful to discharge any fireworks with in 20 feet of any residence, dwelling or other structure.
  3. It shall be unlawful to discharge any fireworks in any area west of SR-111 in West Valley City.
  4. Except as provided in title 4, it shall be unlawful to discharge any fireworks on property owned by West Valley City.
In addition to the restrictions enacted, we are asking residents to restrict the use of fireworks within 100 feet of the Jordan River parkway, and within 100 feet of any of the irrigation canals in the City. We appreciate the cooperation and help with these critical safety issues.

The Unified Fire Authority has also compiled an interactive map showing the restricted areas around the entire county.

Utah State Regulations
Class “C” fireworks can be sold on the following dates:
  • June 23 - July 27
  • December 29 - December 31
  • Two days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve
Fireworks can be discharged on the following dates:
  • July 1 - July 7
  • July 21 - July 27
  • December 31 - January 1
Discharge Between the hours of 11 a.m. 11 p.m. except as noted:
  • July 4: hours extended to midnight
  • July 24: hours extended to midnight
  • December 31: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. January 1
  • Chinese New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. the following day
More information is available on the Utah Fire Marshal Website.