Fireworks Prohibited in Lakewood

Celebrate Safely for Independence Day
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 $1,000.
  • The Lakewood Police Department will have extra agents on patrol throughout Lakewood to focus solely on fireworks issues.
To report illegal fireworks in progress:

Lakewood Police Dispatch, 303-987-7111

Please do not use 9-1-1 to report fireworks, except in urgent cases of injury or fire that threaten life and property.


West Metro Fire Rescue logoFor additional questions about fireworks safety, please contact West Metro Fire Rescue, 303-989-4307.


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.


Enjoy a professional fireworks displays in our area.



Please note that due to drought conditions, fire restrictions and watering restrictions are also in place.