The Fire and Life Safety Section is responsible for administering the Fireworks Regulatory Program. This entails licensing of anyone who sells fireworks within the State and permitting of displays in areas without local fire authority. The requirements established by the Section are in addition to any adopted by local fire, building, or planning authorities.
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Per Section 5.3 of 8 CCR 1507-12: All applications for a Retailer of Fireworks License shall be received by the Division at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of permitted activities. The deadline for July 4th Retail Fireworks applications (stands) is June 4th of the licensing year.
Licensed Fireworks Wholesalers
Licensed Fireworks Display Retailers
Fireworks Program Rules (8 CCR 1507-12)
Certifications for Fireworks Display Operators or Pyrotechnics Display Operators are done through Professional Qualifications and Training. They can also be reached by phone at 303-239-4600
- Fire Restriction (Ban) Information
The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control does not offer refunds for Fireworks Retail Stand licenses fees, should a local Authority Having Jurisdiction (local authority) or the State, prohibit fireworks. You are welcome to complete this application, however, if your retail location is located within a Colorado County with restrictions on the sale, use, or possession of fireworks please refrain from submitting your proof of insurance and making payment until we have more information about the fireworks season.
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- License Types & Definitions
Retailer of Fireworks (stands): Required to sell, offer for sell, expose for sale or possess with intent to sell permissible fireworks at retail. Valid from date of issuance to the end of the calendar year (12/31).
Display Retailer of Fireworks License: Required to sell deliver, consign, give or furnish fireworks to any person authorized to conduct a fireworks display in Colorado. Valid from the date of issuance through 8/31 of the year following issuance.
Wholesaler of Fireworks License: Required to sell, deliver, consign, give or furnish permissible fireworks to a retailer for resale in Colorado. Valid from the date of issuance through 8/31 of the year following issuance.
Exporter of Fireworks License: Required to sell, deliver, consign, give or furnish fireworks for export outside of Colorado. Valid from the date of issuance through 8/31 of the year following issuance.
- Fees for Licensing
Retailer $50.00 per location/stand Display Retailer $1500.00 per year Wholesaler $1500.00 per year Exporter $1500.00 per year
- Licensure Requirements
The following documents are required in PDF format, please have them ready prior to completing one of the following applications:Retailer (Stands) Fireworks License
Fireworks Trade (Exporter, Wholesaler or Display Retailer) License
*The Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) currently conducts these checks for DFPC. No licenses or permits will be issued without a CBI Background Check response.*
- Notarized Affidavit of Legal Residency NEW applicants only
- Colorado Bureau of Investigation Background Check *follow instructions at the top of application*
- CBI Background Pay by Credit Card - processing takes approximately 2 business days
- CBI Background Pay by Check - processing takes approximately 1 week
- Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
- Trade Name Affidavit (required when using a trade name or fictitious name)
- Legible valid (not expired) copy of Principal‚ Drivers License or ID Card
- Proof of General Liability Insurance with at least $1 Million in general liability.
Last Updated: 5/26/2022