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Commercial Explosives and Individual Blaster Licensing Program


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Explosive Licensing Iowa Code 101A
Explosive Licensing Iowa Administrative Rules 661 Chapter 235

Explosive Material User Permit (for county sheriff/chief of police use)

For questions on Commercial Explosives or Individual Blaster Licensing please email

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Criminal History Check Requirements:

State Fire Marshal policy on criminal history checks for individual blaster licensing.

Fingerprint cards may be obtained from the Fire Marshal Division or local law enforcement offices. Ink and scanned fingerprint cards are accepted and may be submitted with your application.

How to complete the fingerprint card


Commercial Explosives Contractor License Application form (paper)

Individual Blaster License Application form (paper)


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

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