Date: June 11, 2019
Media Contact: Sherri-Jo Stowell
Community Engagement Administrator
720.477.0315 (on-call mobile)
AURORA, Colo. – The sale, possession and use of certain fireworks is legal in Aurora from June 15
through July 4. Fireworks that do not leave the ground or explode are only allowed during this timeframe,
and there are specific age requirements for their use. Here are a few details related to the permitted use
and how to report non-emergency fireworks issues in Aurora.
Fireworks can be purchased and used in Aurora only from June 15 to July 4.
Fireworks that DO NOT leave the ground or explode are allowed. Examples of
allowed fireworks are fountains, wheels, sparklers, snakes and ground spinners.
Examples of prohibited fireworks are firecrackers, bottle rockets, lady fingers, mortars,
and roman candles.
You must be 16 or older to possess or use fireworks, unless supervised by someone 21
The city’s fire chief has the right to ban the sale, use, possession or discharge of
fireworks as conditions dictate.
Even legal fireworks can make loud noises that may be startling to those suffering from
anxiety or PTSD, and to pets. Be courteous and respectful of those around you, and
keep pets indoors in a safe, quiet place.
To view the fireworks ordinance, go to AuroraGov.org/Fire. The maximum possible
penalty for a violation of the fireworks ordinance is a fine of up to $2,650 and/or up to
one year in jail and other fees and costs as imposed by the court.
Reporting non-Emergency Fireworks Issues – To report a non-emergency fireworks issue,
visit our online form at AuroraGov.org/ContactUs. This option should not be used to report a life
threatening emergency and it will not trigger an immediate response. This online tool will assist
us in tracking major areas of concern and will help with enforcement in the future. All nonemergency fireworks complaints should be reported to the online form in order to ensure that
911 is used for life threatening emergencies.
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See the Press Release: APD Fireworks use in Aurora 2019 PRESS RELEASE