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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 Site Request Form online under My Applications from your online user account.

Application Resources (site plan examples, site definitions, & certification lists)

2018 Fireworks Annual Report
(Fireworks-Related Deaths and Emergency Dept.-Treated Injuries During 2018)

Consumer Fireworks Safety & Recall Information
FINAL-Map of Licensed Consumer Fireworks Sites 2019
FINAL-List of Licensed Consumer Fireworks Sites 2019
Consumer Fireworks Licensing Application FAQs

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.

***Applicants should review local fireworks laws prior to applying for a retail license. The State Fire Marshal will not consult local fireworks regulations when reviewing an application.***

***Please consult the local laws of any municipality where you plan to sell fireworks as Iowa law allows municipalities to restrict the sale of fireworks beyond the state law.***

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)

The Consumer Fireworks Fire Protection & Emergency Medical Services Grant Application period has closed for 2019. The application for 2020 will open May 1, 2020.

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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