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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.


Administrative Rules Public Hearing Notice-September 8, 2017 at 10am


The ImageTrend License Management site will become available again in October for any permanent business wishing to apply for a consumer fireworks retail seller license.


Consumer Fireworks FAQs

Reminder:  Licensees and wholesalers should also ensure compliance with any other city, county, and/or federal laws and regulations regarding the sale and transportation of any kind of fireworks.

Online Resources:
Administrative Rules 661 ARC 3124C
Iowa State Senate File 489 (enrolled)
American Pyrotechnics Association Standard 87-1
NFPA 1124 (free access available online with registration)


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

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