Fireworks

As recommended by the American Fork Fire Marshal and approved by the City Council in this resolution, American Fork City will be implementing the following firework restrictions:

PERMITTED DATES
As per state law fireworks of any kind are only be permitted in Utah during the following days:

  • July 2-5*
  • July 22-25*
  • New Year's Eve
  • Chinese New Year's Eve

*In July fireworks can be lit from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on all allowed nights except the 4th and 24th, which will be until 12 a.m.). American Fork only has additional fire restrictions beyond the state requirements for those permitted days in July. New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve will have no additional restrictions from American Fork beyond the state restrictions.

PERMITTED CLASSES
American Fork City has split fireworks up into three categories, or classes. Each class of fireworks has the following specific definitions:

Ground: Ground fireworks are those that do not leave the ground more than 10 ft. They typically include sparklers and fireworks that strobe, spin, smoke, or make sounds. These are legally sold in Utah and permitted in American Fork.

Aerials (less than 150 ft.): These are all legally sold aerials that are permitted by the state to be sold for consumer use. You can buy these at fireworks stands. They are also classified as 1.4G fireworks, or consumer fireworks. These are permitted in American Fork.

Aerials (150 ft or more): These fireworks are illegal in Utah and American Fork without a special permit. They are also classified as 1.3G fireworks, or display fireworks. These are the fireworks often used by cities or large events, such as the Steel Days Big Show celebration. Those interested in holding an event with these fireworks must complete the below permits:

Fireworks Permit (150 ft. or greater, 1.3G)

Special Events Permit

Contact Us

  1. Fire & Rescue Department
    96 N Center St.
    Phone: 801-763-3045
    Fax: 801-763-3011

    Utah State Fire Marshal
    Phone: 801-284-6350
    firemarshal.utah.gov