Fireworks restrictions differ between Front Range locations

In Jeffco they're fine, but in other places they mean fines

Luke Zarzecki
lzarzecki@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 6/2/22

With the Fourth of July and other summer holidays quickly approaching, the legality of fireworks varies by jurisdiction. 

In Jefferson County, during a fire ban and …

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Fireworks restrictions differ between Front Range locations

In Jeffco they're fine, but in other places they mean fines

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With the Fourth of July and other summer holidays quickly approaching, the legality of fireworks varies by jurisdiction.

In Jefferson County, during a fire ban and fire restrictions, the use of all fireworks is prohibited. 

“For Jefferson County, it is included within the Sheriff’s Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans that fireworks are not permitted,” Jefferson County Spokesperson Julie Story wrote in an email. 

However, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader lifted the fire restriction that was in place on May 25. That means fireworks are currently allowed in the county.

In Northglenn and Thornton, fireworks are illegal. 

“Using, possessing or hosting fireworks going off on your property could mean a minimum fine of $1,000. The Police Department will once again be out in the neighborhoods responding to firework activity. We are encouraging attending a professional fireworks show,” wrote Diana Wilson, a spokesperson for the City of Northglenn. 

Westminster only allows fireworks between midnight July 3 and noon July 5, and city code specifies which fireworks can be used.

According to Westminster’s firework fact sheet, permissible fireworks are fountains, ground spinners, dipped sticks and sparklers, illuminating torches and trick noise makers.

“The intent of this ordinance is to allow Westminster families to celebrate the July Fourth holiday and not subject neighbors to undue noise disruption,” the fact sheet says. 

Fireworks that are always illegal in Westminster include toy cannons, toy cones, toy pistols, blank cartridges, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, tube devices or any other device containing any explosive substances.

In Adams County, restrictions are the same as the years past. 

“Nothing can leave the ground and we will have increased and directed enforcement in the weeks leading up to and following July Fourth,,” wrote Sgt. Adam Sherman of Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

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