Fireworks

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR The 2020 Calendar Year and Fireworks Season 
As of 04/10/2020 there has been no determination made at the State level regarding the prohibition of fireworks sales for the 2020 calendar year. 
 
The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control does not offer refunds for Fireworks Retail Stand licenses fees, should a local Authority Having Jurisdiction (local authority) or the State, prohibit fireworks in 2020. You are welcome to complete this application, however, if your retail location is located within a Colorado County with restrictions on the sale, use, or possession of fireworks please refrain from submitting your proof of insurance and making payment until we have more information about the fireworks season.
 
We will update our website and this application, periodically, as we have more information.  

As of 3/30/2020 the Secretary of State is allowing remote notarization on a temporary basis read the emergency rule

The Fire and Life Safety Section is responsible for administering the Fireworks Regulatory Program.  This entails licensing of anyone who sells fireworks within the State and permitting of displays in areas without local fire authority. The requirements established by the Section are in addition to any adopted by local fire, building, or planning authorities.

For more information, please contact 303.239.4133

Per Section 5.3 of 8 CCR 1507-12:  All applications for a Retailer of Fireworks License shall be received and date stamped to the Division at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of permitted activities.  The deadline for July 4th Retail Fireworks applications (stands) is June 4,2020

The Division encourages the reporting of any violation of Colorado’s Statues or Rules, please report any fireworks violations to CDPS_DFPC_Fireworks@state.co.us.

Licensed Fireworks Stands

Fireworks Program Rules (8 CCR 1507-12)

Fees for Licensing 
Please see the above information regarding COVID-19 and the 2020 Fireworks season prior to making any payment. 

Retailer of Fireworks (stands)
Required to sell, offer for sell, expose for sale or possess with intent to sell permissible fireworks at retail.  Valid from date of issuance to the end of the calendar year (12/31)

Display Retailer of Fireworks License    
Required to sell deliver, consign, give or furnish fireworks to any person authorized to conduct a fireworks display in Colorado. Valid from the date of issuance through 8/31 of the year following issuance.

Wholesaler of Fireworks License
Required to sell, deliver, consign, give or furnish permissible fireworks to a retailer for resale in Colorado.
Valid from the date of issuance through 8/31 of the year following issuance.

Exporter of Fireworks License    
Required to sell, deliver, consign, give or furnish fireworks for export outside of Colorado. 
Valid from the date of issuance through 8/31 of the year following issuance.

Licensure Requirements

The following documents are required in PDF format, please have them ready prior to completing one of the following applications:

Retailer Fireworks License
Fireworks Trade License

*The Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) currently conducts these checks for DFPC.  Background checks take up to one (1) week to complete. No licenses or permits will be issued without a CBI Background Check response.

Certifications for Fireworks are done through Professional Qualifications and Training.  They can also be reached by phone at 303.239.4600

Payment

Please see the above information regarding COVID-19 and the 2020 Fireworks season prior to making any payment. 

Last Updated: 5/12/2020