Fireworks Prohibited in Lakewood

All fireworks are illegal in Lakewood.

  • By Lakewood city ordinance, all fireworks are prohibited. This includes items like sparklers, Roman candles and smoke bombs. Fines for illegal fireworks can reach $2,650.

To report illegal fireworks in progress:

  • Call Lakewood Police Dispatch for non-emergency reports: 303-980-7300
  • Please do not use 9-1-1 to report fireworks, except in urgent cases of injury or fire that threaten life and property. If you have additional questions about firework safety, please contact West Metro Fire Rescue, 303-989-4307. Dispose of unwanted fireworks at any West Metro Fire Rescue station.

 Help map illegal fireworks 

Visit our Lakewood Together page, where you can drop a pin to show where you're hearing or seeing illegal fireworks activity. Placing a pin does not dispatch a police agent to the location, but helps locate areas for future education and enforcement efforts. 


Message from Lakewood Police Chief Dan McCaskey and West Metro Fire Chief Don Lombardi



Fireworks & Your Pets

Fireworks can be disturbing to some animals. Here are some tips from Lakewood Animal Control:

  • Dogs can jump fences when startled by fireworks, even if they have never jumped one before. Keep your pet in a quiet and secure location during fireworks.

  • Make sure your pet's ID is current. Dogs' identification tags should have current information in case they get away.

  • Keep pets indoors during fireworks. Closing curtains, turning on the TV or radio, or keeping your pet in a carrier may provide them a distraction and sense of security during these noisy celebrations.

  • If you must be outside with your pet, keep them on a leash or in a carrier at all times.