Most of us love professional fireworks shows, but when our neighbors and others set off illegal fireworks, we don’t feel the love. For those with PTSD or nervous pets, fireworks are an assault on the senses. Law enforcement understands your concerns. However, they don’t want concerned citizens tying up 911 and delaying responses to true emergencies. That’s why many municipalities and counties are offering alternative ways (including dedicated hotlines) to report illegal fireworks this year.
Adams County — Call 303-288-1535.
Aurora — From July 1 through July 5, call 303-627-5678 or use this form to report online.
Boulder County — Call 303-441-4444.
Broomfield — Call 303-438-6400.
Denver — Call 720-913-2059 or use this form to report online.
Fort Collins — Use this form to report online.
Jefferson County — 303-271-8200
Lakewood — Call 303-980-7300
Northglenn — Call 303-288-1535
Weld County — 970-350-9600
Wheat Ridge — Call 303-980-7340, Friday through Sunday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. now through July 4.
Note: The more information you can provide on the people shooting off fireworks, the better your chances they will be apprehended and fined. This includes taking videos or photos of people setting off fireworks, providing suspect information (name, license plate or address), signing a formal complaint that you saw the action occur and/or being a witness in court.