Fireworks in Lafayette

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Fireworks and the 4th of July

The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce will provide a community fireworks display on July 1, 2023, at Waneka Lake Park. For additional information, please visit the Chamber's website

The Lafayette Fire Department will evaluate circumstances should conditions preclude a safe display at Waneka Lake on July 1. Done Editing

Fireworks are illegal in Lafayette - except for professional displays with a permit

Ordinance 12-2022 bans the sale, use, and possession of all fireworks in Lafayette.  

Only professional fireworks displays are allowed in Lafayette, and those shows require a permit through the Lafayette Fire Department. No form of fireworks without a permit is allowed in Lafayette.

Leave fireworks to the professionals! Personal fireworks can be unsafe, cause injury, and disturb neighbors and pets. Residents are encouraged to safely enjoy the Chamber of Commerce's Independence Day Fun & Fireworks event on July 1, 2023.

The definition of a firework is any composition or device designed to produce a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation. This includes all devices, even items that don’t leave the ground, like sparklers, ground spinners, and fountains.

Please do the right thing this July 4th holiday

Fireworks have a long history of being part of community celebrations. While impressive, they can have a negative effect on residents and pets in terms of personal safety, risk to property, noise pollution, wildfire risk, and quality of life. Please be considerate of the community, neighbors, pets, and veterans by not setting off fireworks. Fines for use of fireworks are up to $2,650.00.

Reporting fireworks violations

If you wish to report fireworks in your neighborhood, please contact the non-emergency dispatch number, 303-441-4444.

Please do not call 911 to report fireworks unless there is a medical or safety threat. Please do not report through social media or other online options.

If you wish for a citation to be issued, callers reporting fireworks will need to provide a specific address of the violation. Callers will also be required to provide their name and contact information and be willing to testify that they personally witnessed the violation in order for officers to issue a citation.

Anonymous calls will be aired to police units in the field, not assigned, and a unit will only respond if available. 

Firework penalties

Offenders can be fined up to $2,650.00 for illegal possession and use of fireworks.