Tuesday night Loveland’s City Council passed a ban on the sale and use of personal fireworks within city limits.  Governor John Hickenlooper already issued a Colorado state-wide ban on fireworks and  Larimer County Commissioners have restrictions in place for Larimer County.

The sale of fireworks that do not explode or leave the ground is normally allowed in Loveland by vendors who apply for a special permit and undergo a safety inspection by the Loveland’s fire department safety personnel.  The permit fee is $1,500 and allows retail sale from June 15 through July 4.

The city said that ten firework vendors submitted applications to operate within Loveland's city limits, one vendor opened on June 20 and they will have to cease operations immediately.