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Consumer Fireworks Annual Retail Seller Licensing and Wholesaler Registration

The State of Iowa does not regulate display fireworks. Please check with the local jurisdiction(s) regarding any permit requirements or to determine if the use of display fireworks is restricted or prohibited.

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New retail sites or sites changing address must FIRST submit the New Business or Consumer Fireworks Site Request Form online under My Applications from your online user account.

Consumer Fireworks Safety & Recall Information
Information on Consumer Fireworks Licensing
Map of Licensed Consumer Fireworks Sites
List of Licensed Consumer Fireworks Sites
Consumer Fireworks Licensing Application FAQs

Application Resources (site plan examples & compliance lists)

Retail Seller applications are reviewed in the order they are placed in the queue once the administrative fee has been paid. Please carefully read ALL application information and instructions on the online form.

Administrative Rules 661-265
Iowa Code Chapter 100.19
Iowa Code Chapter 727.2

American Pyrotechnics Association Standard 87-1
NFPA 1124 (free access available online with registration)

Consumer Fireworks Fire Protection & Emergency Medical Services Grant Program available May 1, 2019

For questions regarding the licensure process, online system, etc. please email


Iowa Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal Division
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319 | 515-725-6145

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