License Minnesota

Fireworks Display Permit -Outdoor Displays

Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) - State Fire Marshal

Agency contact information:

Public Safety (DPS), Minnesota Department of
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 201-7000 | (651) 282-6555 (TTY)
State Fire Marshal
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 145, St. Paul, MN 55101-5145 | (651) 201-7200 | (651) 282-6555
(651) 215-0525 (fax)
Fireworks Operator Certification Program
(651) 201-7218
(651) 215-0525 (fax)
Contact Info: Bruce Roed


Minnesota Department of Public Safety   State Fire Marshal


The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement, Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), Emergency Communication Networks, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of Justice Programs, State Fire Marshal, Pipeline Safety, State Highway Patrol, Capitol Security and Traffic Safety.


Minn. Stats. 624.22


Application / Permit Display of Fireworks / Pyrotechnic Special Effects (Obtain from local unit of government)

Outdoor Public Fireworks Display Permit Application - Sample Application for Permit:

Sample Application / Permit for Public Outdoor Fireworks Display  - For use by local authorities issuing permits. 

Outdoor Public Fireworks Display Permit Review Checklist


Permit issued by local authorities.

Cities - City Clerk with approval of Fire Chief.

Counties - County Auditor with approval of Sheriff.


Varies by jurisdiction.

Period of Issuance:

As stated on permit.

Length of Determination Process:

Application must be filled at least 15 days prior to event.

Other Pertinent Information:

Permits are not issued to private parties. State certified public display fireworks operator must supervise the display.