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    Applications and Licenses

    To Obtain or Renew a Pyrotechnic license click here(Login/Registration is needed)

    Approved and Prohibited Fireworks

    Sky Lantern Notice

    Notice to Registrant Consumer Distributor Retailer

    Fireworks - Notice to Municipalities

    Fireworks - Notice to Law Enforcement Agencies

    Pyrotechnic Distributors and Operator Licensing

    No Pyrotechnic Distributor or Pyrotechnic Operator applications received from an applicant for the first time during the period of June 15, 2019 through July 4, 2019 will be processed prior to July 4, 2019.  No temporary authorizations to act as a pyrotechnic Distributor or pyrotechnic Operator will be issued during the period of June 15 – July 4, 2019.  Applications received prior to June 15, 2019 and renewal applications will be processed during this period in the normal course of business and in the order in which they are received.  NO EXCEPTIONS

    Consumer Fireworks Distributors

    If you are applying to register as a Consumer Distributor for the 2019 Fireworks season, please note you must apply prior to June 15, 2019.  No applications will be processed after that date.  NO EXCEPTIONS

    Fireworks Hospital Data Sheet

    The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) continues to be concerned about injuries caused each year by consumer fireworks. In the past, Illinois hospitals have provided valuable information concerning fireworks injuries that have occurred during the July holiday season.

    OSFM is interested in determining the use patterns and subsequent injuries that may result from fireworks. We are asking for your cooperation in helping to identify fireworks injuries that occur during the upcoming holiday period. Below is a link to the Fireworks Hospital Data Sheet which is now available for electronic submission. We ask that you report each fireworks injury presented to your emergency room between June 23rd and July 20th. Please have these submitted by August 15th so that your hospital may be included in our statistical report.

    Thank you for your concern and continued cooperation with our efforts to make the July holiday seasons as safe as possible.

    Hospital Fireworks Survey 


    Fireworks Display Information


    Upcoming Pyrotechnic Training & Meetings 

    • Testing Information

    To schedule an exam for Proximate Audience and Flame Effect:

    1. Review the available dates and locations in the Available Testing Dates and Sites below
    2. Include a legible copy of your driver’s license; AND, a primary testing date and location, as well as a secondary date and location

      Available Testing Dates and Sites


    Registered Pyrotechnic Entities 

    List of Authorized Pyrotechnic Distributors and Operators

    List of Registered Consumer Retailers

    List of Registered Pyrotechnic Assistants

    List of Disciplinary Actions

    2018 Mandatory Reporting for Pyrotechnic Licensing  


    Pyrotechnic / Fireworks  Complaint Form

    To be used by any citizen that witnesses a potential violation of either the Pyrotechnic Distributor and Operator Licensing Act  OR the Fireworks Use Act

    Complaint Form



    Flame Effects Used in Education, Research, and Product Development

    Heat Resistant Truss Support Requirements

    Hybrid Pyro Effects Non-Listed Devices in Outdoor Professional Displays

    Licensing Mechanical Pyrotechnic Fountains



    A display permit must be obtained from local authorities for all firework displays, except no permit shall be required for supervised public displays by State or County fair associations.