Aurora Police establish non-emergency line for firework complaints


AURORA | The Aurora Police Department has established a specific non-emergency phone line for firework complaints from July 1 through July 5.

Through Monday, residents can call 303-627-5678 to report illegal firework use in the city.

Complaints can also be submitted online 24/7 through

Fireworks that do not leave the ground or explode are legal to use in Aurora through July 4, according to the city’s website. These include fountains, wheels, sparklers, snakes and ground spinners. Illegal fireworks include firecrackers, bottle rockets, lady fingers, mortars, and roman candles. Violations can come with a fine of up to $2,650 and up to one year in jail.

The city is hosting a public fireworks display on July 4 beginning at 9:30. Viewers are invited to congregate at the Aurora Municipal Center’s lawn beginning at 6 p.m.


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Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 year ago

Dan Southwick, our PAR officer, tells me there are actually 3 people hired and assigned to each district to patrol and cite those who break the law. However, people need to realize that the City Council last year, removed, by ordinance, many of the restrictions, to the point that firecrackers can now be sold and detonated within the City. It’s akin to loosening the restrictions on pit bulls. These laws are supposed to make the City more “people friendly.” Right!!!!!!!!!! When in actuality, these are quality-of-life issues that make this a less-enjoyable place to live. Same thing with chickens, pigs, and goats in back yards.

I have an idea: Let’s just eliminate most laws and let people do as they wish. (And really, it wouldn’t make much difference, because most laws are not enforced anymore unless they involve death or personal injury. When was the last time anyone saw a traffic ticket issued that didn’t result from a crash?

Karen Borthick
Karen Borthick
1 year ago

Doesn’t do much good unless you have an address good luck with that during the night!!