Fireworks? Not in Arvada

The Arvada Police Department wants to offer a reminder about fireworks in the city:

It is illegal to possess and/or ignite any firework in the city of Arvada. A person who violates the fireworks ordinance (section 62-43) is subject to a fine of up to $999 or jail time up to 180 days. (Juveniles are subject to a fine; they cannot be jailed on a municipal code offense.)

The Arvada Police Department will provide a fireworks hotline, 720-898-6919 for citizens to call and report firework occurrences in their neighborhoods.

When To Call Fireworks Hotline:

If citizens want to report information regarding fireworks being used and there are no injuries or fire, they should call 720-898-6919. Following a recorded message, the caller is prompted to record as much specific information about the incident as possible. Designated officers will periodically retrieve the messages and respond to the incidents accordingly.

When To Call The Police Department Directly:

If a firework complaint involves property damage, it should be reported to the police department by calling 720-898-6900. If the fireworks complaint involves an injury or fire, callers should dial 911 to report the incident.

"Just as in past years, we know there will be a large number of firework-related calls, and we want citizens to be aware officers will prioritize response to these calls based on injury, property damage or fire," said Commander Aaron Jacks.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS IN ARVADA

Police Dispatch

720-898-6900

FIREWORK HOTLINE

720-898-6919

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