If you're planning to shoot off fireworks this 4th of July holiday, here are some things you should know:

Fireworks are not allowed to be shot off at all hours. Setting off fireworks is allowed as follows: 


July 3 noon to midnight
July 4 noon to 1 am on July 5
July 5 noon to midnight


July 1-5 10 am to 11 pm


July 3 noon to 10 pm
July 4 noon to 12:30 am on July 5
July 5 noon to 10 pm

Three Forks:

July 2 10am -10pm
July 3 10am -10pm
July 4 10 am to midnight
July 5 10am -10pm

West Yellowstone:

July 1 noon to July 4 midnight

*Outside of all city limits there are no restrictions on times in the counties.

Locations where it's lawful to shoot off fireworks:

Fireworks can be discharged on private property with the owner’s permission.

Fireworks may not be discharged:

  • upon any public street, alley, road, or right-of-way
  • within 300 feet of any public park
  • within 1,000 feet of any hospital, nursing, or assisted living facility
  • under or upon a motor vehicle, whether moving or not
  • within 300 feet of any gas station

Also, please be advised that inside the city limits, the following fireworks are not legal:

  •  Fireworks that go no higher than 15 feet and are not designed to explode
  •  Sparklers under 12 inches in length
  • Wheel devices with no more than six “driver” units

Please follow these Fireworks Safety Guidelines:

  • Children should always be supervised when around fireworks
  • Children under 12 should not handle fireworks
  • NEVER pick up a firework that is a “dud.” Wait 20 minutes, then soak with water first
  • Avoid areas that are prone to fires and have a fire extinguisher and water with you
  • Discharge fireworks in a manner that does not endanger life, limb or property. Don’t combine or use fireworks in the wrong manner
  • Follow instructions printed on the fireworks

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