Minnesota Fireworks Safety Laws

Consumer Fireworks

Specially Permitted
Wire or wood sparklers of not more than 100 grams of pyrotechnic composition per item. Ground-based sparkling devices, which are non-explosive and nonaerial, and contain 75 grams or less of chemical mixture per tube or a total of 200 grams or less for multiple tube items and include: fountains, cones, illuminating torches, whells, grounds spinners, flitter sparklers, flash/strobes, and novelty devices including snakes, glow worms, trick noisemakers, party poppers and snappers.

Specially Prohibited
Firecrackers, torpedoes, missiles, skyrockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, daygo bombs, mines and shells, chasers, and parachutes.

Selling Period
No restrictions on time of year for sale, possession, or use.

Age of Purchase
Must be 18 years and up

Display Fireworks

Display Permit
Apply to municipal clerk in the municipality where the display will take pace at least 15 days before date of display or county auditor if display will take place outside a city.

Insurance
Required, in amount deemed adequate by fire chief.

Operator
Must be state certified by written exam from State Fire Marshal and proof of experience.

Manufacture, Storage, Transportation
State and local permits required to manufacture.

Sale, Possession and Use Of Fireworks
Prohibited except as otherwise provided in Section 624.20 to 624.25

Enforcing Authority

State of Minnesota
Department of Public Safety
Division of State Fire Marshal
444 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-215-0500
dps.mn.gov