It is illegal to possess or use any form of fireworks in the city limits of Lafayette. Fireworks include any composition or device that is ignited or detonated for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect for entertainment purposes. The Lafayette Police Department is taking a zero-tolerance stance on fireworks violations. Violators will be cited and fireworks will be confiscated. The fine for a fireworks violation could be as high as $1,000 in municipal court. Only the annual public fireworks display hosted by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, which required an application process, will be permitted. Residents are encouraged to notify the police department immediately of any other fireworks use.
Fire danger is very high in Colorado right now. Chief Bashor with the Lafayette Police Department also wishes to remind residents to be cautious of their open recreational fire pit use, to dispose of charcoal and cigarettes properly and to keep dead weeds and grass mowed and away from structures and fire pits.
The Lafayette Police Department wishes you a safe 4th of July holiday. Please contribute to community safety and enjoy the holiday without fireworks use.