The Greeley Fire Department would like to remind citizens that the Governor has issued a ban on all use of personal consumer fireworks in the State of Colorado. However, the City Attorney’s office has determined that the ban does not enable the City to stop the sale of personal consumer fireworks. Citizens will see fireworks stands in the City. Many vendors have already obtained permits and invested in their infrastructure and inventory and in the spirit of Greeley being “open for business”, vendors will still be allowed to sell fireworks to citizens who may then retain them until the ban is lifted or take them to another state where they are legal to use. Vendors will be required to post signs informing customers of the banned use in the State of Colorado.
Citizens should call 911 if fireworks are being set off in their vicinity. If these violations occur in Greeley, a police officer will be assigned to investigate each complaint. Criminal summonses can be issued for confirmed violations.
As a reminder to residents, backyard firepits and BBQ grills are allowed; however, open burning is banned and previously issued permits for open burning are invalid due to the statewide ban.
Additionally, professional fireworks displays will still be permitted, as long as they meet all Greeley Fire Department approval criteria and are approved by the County Sheriff per the Governor’s statewide ban.