Can I go to jail for using fireworks?
The legality of fireworks in Colorado depends on the county or municipality. For example, Denver, Fort Collins, and Boulder prohibit fireworks. Some counties allow for the purchase of fireworks but not the use. State law allows for permissible fireworks. Permissible fireworks include, but are not limited to, the following: snake or glow worms, toy propellants, fountains, illuminating torches, and toy caps. Check online with your local law enforcement agency for a full list of restrictions.
A fun fourth of July barbecue can take a turn for the worse if you end up violating local laws. You could face heavy fines and potential jail time. Additionally, it is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of sixteen. However, those individuals under the age of sixteen can use permissible fireworks under adult supervision.