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Fireworks Display & Permits
Lee Gatlin
Fire Chief

Sharon Knutson
City Clerk

6645 Humboldt Ave. N
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: (763) 549-3600
Fx: (763) 561-0717
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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Permit Required
Minn. Stat. § 624.22, Subd. 1 requires the fireworks display to be supervised by an operator certified by the state fire marshal.  The sponsor of a fireworks display must obtain a permit from the City Clerk to conduct a fireworks display. The sponsor must submit a written application for permit to the City Clerk at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display.

Sponsor Restrictions
Fireworks displays are only allowed to be sponsored by a City, fair association, amusement park, or other public or private organization. A public organization might be, for example, a County, City, or other public entity. Examples of private organizations might include churches, fraternal organizations (e.g. Eagles, Legion Clubs, Lions, etc.), businesses, companies, lake associations, and private colleges. State law prohibits private individuals from sponsoring fireworks displays. Displays for private parties may be sponsored by a fireworks display company.

Additional Documentation Required.  The following attachments must be included with the application: 
  1. A diagram of the ground at which the display will be held. The diagram (drawn to scale or with dimensions included) must show the point at which the fireworks are to be discharged; the location of ground pieces; the location of all buildings, highways, streets, communication lines, and other possible overhead obstructions; and the lines behind which the audience will be restrained.
  2. Proof of a bond or certificate of insurance – a bond or certificate of insurance for the payment of damages which could be caused either to persons or property as a result of the display and arising from acts of the sponsor or the pyrotechnic operator or their agents, employees, or subcontractors.
  3. Names and ages of all assistants who will be participating in the display.

Indoor Fireworks Display Permits
Minnesota Statutes 624.22, Subd 1 (2) (d) requires the operator of a facility to make application for an indoor fireworks display permit to the State Fire Marshal at least 15 days in in advance of the date of any performance, show or event which will include the discharge of fireworks inside a building or structure. It also permits the State Fire Marshal to delegate that authority to local fire chiefs.

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