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.
Fireworks Program Rules (8 CCR 1507-12)
Fees for Licensing
Retailer $50.00 (per location/stand)
Display Retailer $1500.00 (per year)
Wholesaler $1500.00 (per year)
Exporter $1500.00 (per year)
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 until 8/31.
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 until 8/31.
Exporter of Fireworks License
Required to sell, deliver, consign, give or furnish fireworks for export outside of Colorado. Valid from the date of issuance until 8/31.
The following documents are required in PDF format, please have them ready prior to completing one of the following applications:
- Notarized Affidavit of Legal Residency
- Colorado Bureau of Investigation Background Check*
- (mail letter with $13.00 fee to address at top of request)
- Certificate of “Good Standing” from the Colorado Secretary of State
- Trade Name Affidavit (required when using a trade name or fictitious name)
- Legible valid (not expired) copy of Principal’s Driver’s License or ID Card
- Proof of General Liability Insurance
*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
You will have the option to pay for your registration online* (check or credit card) or to mail in a check. Registrations will not be issued until payments have been made.
*The price to make a credit card payment to DFPC will be $0.75 plus 2.25% of the transaction amount. The flat fee for an ACH (electronic check) is $1.00.
Since the transaction must be processed through the State’s official web portal Colorado.gov, the payment is subject to portal pricing and under a contract administered under the authority of Colorado’s Statewide Internet Portal Authority as designated in statue CRS 24.37.7-101.
Last Updated: 10/30/2019