All outdoor fireworks displays require a permit from Poudre Fire Authority.
- Applications and required information must be submitted a minimum of 15 working days prior to the scheduled event.
- The fee for fireworks display permits is $250. You will be asked to pay your permit fee at the end of the online application below.
- In addition to the special requirements outlined below, all storage, use, and discharge of fireworks displays shall be in accordance with NFPA 1123 Code for the Outdoor Display of Fireworks. An inspection of the proposed site will be done upon receipt of the application to determine whether the site meets the provisions of NFPA 1123. A final inspection of the site will be performed after the installation of pyrotechnic devices, and prior to the launching of the display.
- Fireworks displays are prohibited during times when an open burning ban is in effect. If a permit has been issued, it shall be revoked if a state or local open burning burn, which includes the display site, is in effect at the time of the display. Any exemption to this must be in writing from the official who imposed the burning ban.
- This permit shall only be issued to a qualified and approved Pyrotechnic Operator. It shall be the responsibility of this operator to provide all required information and to be responsible for all aspects of the display regulated by the permit. The display's sponsor may assist the operator in securing the permit, but the ultimate responsibility for the display shall be that of the operator.
- To be approved as a Pyrotechnic Operator, an individual must show proof that he/she has sufficient training and experience to plan and operate a display safely and in accordance with established standards. This proof may include:
- Licenses from other jurisdictions or states,
- Results of examinations, professional accreditation, experience in similar displays and reference.
- No permit shall be issued to an operator who has a criminal conviction of fireworks and/or explosives statues in any state or jurisdiction.