Fireworks Sale & Use



The sales and use of fireworks are governed by NDCC Chapter 23-15.  Sales of fireworks are authorized by licensed sellers from June 27 to July 5, and December 26 to January 1. 


The use of fireworks in the cities of Mandan, Flasher, New Salem, Glen Ullin, and Hebron is governed by that city's ordinance. 


Unless otherwise posted, fireworks may be shot from midnight (12:00 AM) June 27th through midnight (12:00 AM), July 6th in the county.


Fireworks are not allowed in Morton County Parks or ND Game and Fish Wildlife Management Areas.


Persons who unreasonably disturb the peace with the use of fireworks could be subject to a charge of Disorderly Conduct (NDCC Section 12.1-31-01).


At times when the Morton County Commission or governing city boards have publicly declared a ban on open burning, the use of fireworks may also be included in the ban. 


Click here to see the Daily Fire Danger Index and our Signed Fire Emergency and Burn-Ban Declaration


List of Local Fireworks Ordinance


  • Glen Ullin Firework Ordinance - Click Here
  • Hebron Firework Ordinance - Click Here
  • New Salem Firework Ordinance - Click Here
  • Mandan Firework Ordinance - Click Here


**Flasher & Almont also have city fireworks ordinances. Contact their city offices directly for details.


A violation of this Section shall be punishable by a fine of up to $500.00, thirty (30) days imprisonment, or both.





Here are a few tips for your family when it comes time for the fireworks.

  • Leave Fireworks to the Professionals. The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.
  • Be Extra Careful With Sparklers. Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees. How about this? Let your young children use glow sticks instead. They can be just as fun but they don’t burn at a temperature hot enough to melt glass.
  • Take Necessary Precautions. Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks. Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass. Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush, leaves and flammable substances.
  • Be Prepared for an Accident or Injury. Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a device does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it. Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.