Event fireworks

We require a special event permit for fireworks displays and the sale of fireworks.


Fireworks are devices containing gunpowder and other combustible chemicals that cause a spectacular explosion when ignited, used typically for display or in celebrations.


We require a Fire Services Permit - Special Event Application for:

  • Indoor fireworks displays
  • Outdoor fireworks displays
  • Fireworks sales

We may require a fire watch for indoor or outdoor fireworks displays.

  • Permit requirements:
  1. Pyrotechnics are regulated by:

We require documentation submitted to Fire Inspection Services five business days prior to approving and issuing permits.

You must include:

  • Detailed site plans identifying proximate audience and fallout areas
  • Special inspections of display site and equipment, including quantities, storage of fireworks explosives, ready boxes, and post display
  • A peer review of shooters/operators from the State of Minnesota, Federal and DOT License Divisions to perform indoor and outdoor displays.  Operations must be approved by Fire Inspection Services Special Inspections prior to issuing permits.

How to apply

Submit applications to the Minneapolis Development Review Office

Permit or code information

For more information about fireworks permits or codes, contact the Fire Inspections Services Office.

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If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

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Contact us

Minneapolis Development Review

Community Planning & Economic Development


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Service Center hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Inspections Services - Fireworks

Permits and code information

Jim Huntzicker

Paul Meyers




James Huntzicker

Paul Meyers


Fire Inspections Services
Public Service Building
250 Fourth St. S., Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415