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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Police remind residents of fireworks rules


With the 4th of July approaching, Brighton Police would like to provide a guide to which fireworks residents may legally use or possess in the City of Brighton. Brighton Municipal Code Section 08-28-20 “Definitions”, viewable at the City of Brighton website, describes which fireworks are permissible to use and to possess. Most common fireworks are legal, with the exception of those items that fly through the air, explode, or emit flaming projectiles; legal items include:

  • Fountains
  • Ground spinners (some crackle and pop)
  • Smoke bombs
  • Sparklers
  • Small toy cars/tanks with pyrotechnics/glow worms

Fireworks that explode, leave the ground, fly through the air, or emit flaming projectiles are illegal. This does not include noisemakers such as snaps that are thrown on the ground, champagne poppers, or pull-string poppers that work by pulling two strings apart. Illegal fireworks include:

  • Roman candles
  • Pop bottle rockets
  • Firecrackers
  • cherry bombs
  • M-80s

Those with an urge to see bigger, better, and louder fireworks are invited to indulge it at the city’s annual July 4th festivities in Carmichael Park, which will include the traditional professional fireworks display.


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