Fireworks

Keywords: 
Firecrackers Fireworks
Federal
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives
1961 Stout Street Room 630 C
Denver , CO   80294
(303)844-7545
Fax: (303)844-7535
Manufacturer of Low Explosives - Must keep records of sales.
Need to show proper explosive and storage area must be approved before license is issued.
State
Colorado Department of Public Safety
Division of Fire Safety
700 Kipling St #1000
Lakewood , CO   80215
(303)239-4463
Fax: (303)239-4405
Licenses sales and use of fireworks. Fireworks stand $25.00, Wholesale license $750.00

Link:  http://www.dfs.state.co.us/

Must apply at least 30 days prior to making any sales.
Must comply with local zoning and fire codes, and local fireworks permit, if any.
The types of fireworks which are permissible for use in Colorado are specified by Colorado law. In general, sparklers, fountains, ground spinners, and novelty fireworks items that do not have a report (explode) or are not intended to leave the ground and fly through the air, are permissible for use in Colorado. Fireworks items such as firecrackers, rockets (including bottle rockets), mortars and the like are not legal anywhere in Colorado.
State
Colorado Department of Public Safety
Colorado State Patrol
Hazardous Materials Section
700 Kipling St #1000
Lakewood , CO   80215
(303)239-4546
Fax: (303)239-4670
Contact State Patrol for placarding and route requirements for materials being transported. If placarding required, contact PUC
State
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Public Utilities Commission
Transportation Section
1580 Logan Street, Office Level 2
Denver , CO   80203
(303)894-2850
(800)888-0170
Fax: (303)894-2071
Issues transport permits for hazardous materials Proof of $1,000,000 liability insurance required if crossing state lines
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
Motor Vehicle Division
1881 Pierce St.
Lakewood , CO   80214
(303)205-5600
If hazardous material placarding is required for the vehicle transporting fireworks, driver must have a commercial driver's license from the Division of Motor Vehicles, Driver License Administration at 303-205-5613.

Link:  http://www.mv.state.co.us

State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Air Pollution Control Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-3100
Fax: (303)782-0278
The fireworks manufacturing process may release chemical and solvent emissions into the air.
If the emissions are above specified levels, Air Pollution Emission Notice (APEN) is required. $119.96 filing fee, $59.98/hr evaluation fee. Requires final approval and ongoing inspections Annual fee based on emissions.
All fireworks manufacturers should contact the Technical Assistance Program to determine if they are subject to APEN requirements.
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
If your business is seasonal and you make retail sales during only part of each year, you must obtain a standard sales tax license. When you apply for your license, indicate on the "Colorado Business Registration" (CR 0100) which months of the year your retail business will be active. The department will send you returns only for those months during which you do business. The return is due on the 20th of the month following the reporting month. If your seasonal business is conducted in several locations, you must have a separate license for each location. See FYI Sales 9, Sales Tax Licenses.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales09.html

Local
Local Licensing Authorities
Local authorities typically regulate fireworks, and can further restrict the types of fireworks that can be sold or used and can ban fireworks sales and use outright.

NOTE:  See MANUFACTURING regarding applicable environmental regulations.
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