Fireworks Fire Code

All firework permits for display need to be issued by the Estes Valley Fire Protection District and need to be in accordance with the 2015 international fire code.

Fireworks that are always illegal to use in Colorado (except for professional and public displays) are: firecrackers, rockets (including bottle rockets) roman candles, cherry bombs, mortars and similar items, such as M-80’s.

The types of fireworks that are permissible in Colorado are: Non-explosive fireworks that are not intended to leave the ground, such as sparklers, fountains, ground spinners, and novelty fireworks, such as party poppers.

Estes Park Municipal Code 9.10.010 Definitions:

(1) Fireworks means any article, device or substance prepared for the primary purpose of producing a visual or auditory sensation by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, including, without limitation, the following articles and devices commonly known and used as fireworks: toy cannons, or toy canes in which explosives are used, blank cartridges, the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel it, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, rockets, Roman candles, dayglo bombs and torches, or other fireworks of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive or flammable compound, or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance.

(2) Fireworks does not include:

a. Toy caps which do not contain more than twenty-five-hundredths (.25) of a grain of explosive compound per cap;

b. Sparklers, trick matches, cigarette loads, trick noisemakers, toy smoke devices and novelty auto alarms; or

c. Highway flares, railway fuses, ship distress signals, smoke candles and other emergency signal devices. (Ord. 2-84 &2(part), 1984)