Jefferson County, Co. – With the Independence Day festivities rapidly approaching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens wishing to report fireworks violations in unincorporated Jeffco to utilize a hotline. Citizens are asked to call 303-271-8200 and select option 7. The call will be sent directly to a Sheriff’s dispatcher for assistance.
The hotline also provides up to date information concerning the current fire ban and fireworks ban in unincorporated Jefferson County, schedules for slash collection, as well as how to receive a free defensible space consultation with a wildfire mitigation specialist.
On June 27, 2012 Sheriff Ted Mink prohibited the sale, possession and use of all fireworks to include all commercial fireworks displays throughout the county. On June 15, 2012 the Governor banned the personal use of fireworks statewide.
Jefferson County deputies will strictly enforce fireworks violations as well as violations related to the current fire ban in unincorporated Jeffco. Any person who violates the laws pertaining to the sale, possession and use of legal fireworks commits a petty offense and the penalty for the violation is a fine of up to $600 for each separate violation. A violation for the use and possession of illegal fireworks is a class three misdemeanor and the penalty for the violation is a fine of up to $750.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a happy and safe Independence Day.