With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office would like inform everyone that the sale, possession or use of any fireworks is prohibited. All areas in unincorporated Jefferson County remain in a fire ban, which was signed by Sheriff Mink on May 26, 2006.
The sheriff's office recommends the following guidelines be strictly adhered to in order to reduce the chance of starting a wildfire.
No open fires on public and private lands. (i.e. charcoal grills & campfires)
The use of all fireworks.
No smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
Pursuant to County Resolution CC 97-433, violations of these prohibitions, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not more than $600.00. Such act(s) violate section(s) 102.8 and 308.2.1 of the International Fire Code.
To report fireworks violations, residents may call Jefferson County's fireworks hotline at 303-271-8025. Residents may also call the hotline for information for reporting of fireworks violations, and for a list of area public fireworks displays.
Jefferson County deputies will strictly enforce fireworks violations in the unincorporated areas of the county this coming holiday. Any person who violates the laws pertaining to the sale, possession and use of fireworks commits a class three misdemeanor and may face a fine of up to $750. For more information on fireworks safety, visit our Web site at www.jeffcosheriff.com.
For a safe and enjoyable Independence Day celebration, the Sheriff's Office encourages citizens to attend a licensed public fireworks display. The cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Golden and Westminster, as well as Heritage Square are some of the locations where professional, spectacular fireworks can be enjoyed. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a happy and safe Independence Day.