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Posted on: June 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fireworks regulations in the City of Moab

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As the Fourth of July holiday nears, the City of Moab urges everyone to help protect the community by respecting the city’s restrictions on the use of fireworks within city limits. 

 All fireworks are prohibited in the city on parkways, public trails, and pedestrian paths within city limits, over or within 200 feet of Pack Creek or Mill Creek, and within 20 feet of any residence, building, structure, or combustible material. 

 Fireworks are also prohibited in City parks except for the Center Street Ball Fields. Fireworks Restrictions 2023-2 -SM

 Certain types of fireworks are always prohibited by city and state law except when part of an approved professional fireworks display. 

 Fireworks never allowed for personal use:

  • Fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than 6 feet off the ground;
  • Aerial & flash shells, roman candles, comets and mortars; 
  • Firecrackers, bottle & aerial rockets; 
  • Other similar explosives.

 Fireworks violations should be reported to law enforcement by calling dispatch at 435-259-4321.

 The city asks community members to help protect themselves and their neighborhoods by following all fireworks regulations.

 Additionally, the city would like to remind residents that city code prohibits the burning yard waste or any other debris within city limits.

 State law allows fireworks to be discharged from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 2, 3 and 5, and from 11 a.m. to midnight on July 4. Those same hours apply to days fireworks are allowed for Pioneer Day (July 22, 23, and 25, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and 11 a.m. to midnight on July 24).

 The annual community fireworks display sponsored by the City of Moab and Grand County will be held at dark near Sand Flats on Tuesday, July 4. 

 Fireworks and exploding targets are not allowed on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands.

 For more information about fire restrictions throughout Utah, visit

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