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