During public hearing on Tuesday, May 8, the Board of County Commissioners approved a 30-day moratorium on applications for temporary fireworks stands and tents . This means Adams County will not accept or process these applications until the end of the moratorium. The county is currently considering amendments to the zoning regulations for temporary fireworks stands, and it is common practice to put a moratorium in place while zoning changes are considered to create clarity and avoid the chance that additional applications will be approved under the current regulations.
The full text of the proposed regulation amendments can be found here: Request for Comments and Public Hearing Notice.
The primary intent behind the changes is to only allow the sale of permissible fireworks at any firework stand located in unincorporated Adams County. Permissible fireworks are defined by state law and are generally fireworks that are non-explosive and do not leave the ground.
The Planning Commission will consider the firework stand regulation amendments on Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m., at the Government Center, 4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton, and the final public hearing is scheduled before the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 22, 9:30 a.m., at the Government Center.