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.
The Lakewood Police Department will have extra agents on patrol throughout Lakewood to focus solely on fireworks issues.
Download a fireworks flyer(PDF, 353KB) to share with your neighbors and friends.
To report illegal fireworks in progress:
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 for future enforcement efforts:
Drop a pin on the illegal fireworks map to help Lakewood Police's future education and enforcement efforts.
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.
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