The Fire and Life Safety Section is also responsible for administering the Fireworks Regulatory Program.  This entails licensing of anyone who sells fireworks within the State, certification of those who perform professional fireworks or pyrotechnic displays, 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 Rob Geislinger, 303-239-4101


Per Section 5.3 of 8 CCR 1507-12:  Applications for a Retailer of Fireworks License shall be made 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 5, 2017.  All applications shall be received in person or by email by end of business, OR postmarked June 5, 2017 or earlier.

All fireworks applications MUST be received and date stamped by the Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), at least 30 (THIRTY) DAYS prior to the start of ANY permitted activity. Any application that is received within the 30 days will be required to have a type-written explanation, signed and dated by the principal, explaining why the application was not submitted prior to the deadline. These applications will be submitted to the DFPC Director for review and approval. Please note, not all applications may be approved.

​8 CCR 1507-2 states that all fireworks applicants will be subject to a background investigation, including, but not limited to, criminal history, reference checks and review of fireworks record. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) currently conducts these checks for DFPC. Please download the "Background Check Request" form below, complete it and send separately to the CBI. Background checks are currently taking up to a week to complete. No licenses or permits will be issued without a CBI Background Check response.