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.
If you do call, be prepared to provide an exact address (or as close to one as possible) of illegal fireworks use. General area complaints, for instance “fireworks in the area of 8th and Holly” or in the “area of Congress Park” are difficult to assign resources to.
Adams County — Call 303-288-1535.
Aurora — From July 1 to 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 — Call 303-271-8200.
Lakewood — Call 303-980-7300.
Longmont — Call 303-774-4731 or use this form to report online.
Northglenn — Call 303-288-1535.
Weld County — Call 970-350-9600.
Wheat Ridge — Call 303-980-7340, Friday through Sunday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
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.