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To protect lives and property, the use of fireworks in prohibited areas will be strictly enforced. In general, fireworks are NOT allowed south of 138th South, east of 1300 East and west of I-15. Fireworks are NOT allowed in the Suncrest area. Fireworks are NOT allowed in all Draper City Parks per City Code Section 15-1-050 (g): “Possession and Use of Firearms, Dangerous Weapons, or Fireworks. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or discharge any firearm or explosive of any kind including fireworks at a recreation facility excepting law enforcement officers and those who are allowed by state code or have received written consent to do so from the Manager.”
Sparklers are allowed in all areas of Draper, however residents are asked to use precaution in dry, grassy areas. Always have a bucket of water nearby to douse the hot sparklers.
Residents in non-prohibited areas may discharge fireworks between the hours of 11 am and 11 pm except as noted:
July 2 – July 5 (July 4 hours extended to midnight)
July 22 – 25 (July 24 hours extended to midnight)
December 31* (11 am – 1 am January 1)
Chinese New Year’s Eve (11 am – 1 am the following day)
*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 (Dec 30), then it is lawful to discharge Class C common state-approved explosives on that prior Saturday.
Please note: Class C fireworks are not allowed during Draper Days events in July. (Draper Days did not take place in 2020 due to COVID-19.)
Chinese Lanterns, also known as Khoom Fay, Paper Lanterns, or Sky Lanterns, are floating lanterns made from flammable materials that are lit like candles. They emit a stunning glow, stay lit for up to 20 minutes, and can travel several miles. While beautiful and exciting, these lanterns create an extreme fire hazard and are prohibited in any part of Draper City. These lanterns create an extreme fire hazard. View the Chinese Lantern Information Sheet here.
Tethered Chinese Lanterns are also prohibited in any part of Draper City. Though they remain in one spot, the fire hazard they create in our beautiful foothills is real and dangerous.
Class “C” fireworks can be sold the following dates: June 24 – July 25; December 29 – December 31; two days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve.
A special, temporary license is required to sell fireworks. You may find the application for the permit here.