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Fireworks Permit Application

Fireworks Permit Application

All paperwork must be submitted to Scott County Sheriff’s Office prior to the date of display, at least 14 days in advance.

What will I need when applying for a fireworks permit at the Sheriff’s Office?

You must apply at the Sheriff’s Office and provide the following:

  • Permit for Public Firewoks Display (in packet)
  • Application for Public Fireworks Display Permit within Scott County (in packet)
  • Signed Hold Harmless agreement (in packet)
  • Signed and dated bond not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00)
  • A diagram of the shoot site indicating distance from shoot site, drop zone to spectators, buildings to comply with N.F.P.A. 1123, and diameter of shell to distance, etc
  • Payment of filing fee ten dollars ($10.00)
  • For a public (hired/for pay) display you will need to provide the additional:
    • Copy of company insurance and State of Iowa Workers Compensation insurance
    • Copy of company's signed A.T.F. license and A.T.F. Employee letter of clearance
    • Copy of pyrotechnician certificate
    • Copy of company's D.O.T. registration number
    • Complete list of all pyrotechnic devices

What happens after the application is submitted?

The Sheriffs Office will review the application and approve or disapprove the application.

  • If denied, the Sheriff’s Office will inform applicant of the reasons(s) for denial. The applicant will have the opportunity to amend the application before the date of display.
  • If approved, the applicant will receive the permit which should be kept with the supervisor at the time of setup and display of public fireworks.

Public Fireworks Display Permit application packet:

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