Iowa State Fireworks Laws

IOWA CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically permitted

First-class consumer fireworks (aerial shell kits and reloadable tubes; chasers; helicopter and aerial spinners; firecrackers; mine and shell devices; missile-type rockets; roman candles; sky rockets and bottle rockets; multiple tube devices manufactured in accordance with APA 87-1, section 3.5) and second-class consumer fireworks (cone fountains; cylindrical fountains; flitter sparklers; grand and hand-held sparkling devices, including multiple tube ground and hand held sparking devices that are manufactured in accordance with APA 87-1, section 3.5; ground spinners; illuminating torches; toy smoke devices that are not classified as novelties pursuant to APA 87-1, section 3.2; wheels and wire or dipped sparklers that are not classified as novelties pursuant to APA 87-1, section 3.2).

Specifically prohibited

None are specifically prohibited.

DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display permit

Permit required from local authorities, except no permit is required for the display of display fireworks at the Iowa state fairgrounds by the Iowa state fair board, at incorporated county fairs, or at district fairs receiving state aid.

Insurance

None specifically required in state law but may be local requirements.

Operator

No license specifically required in state law but must be handled by a competent operator.

ENFORCING AUTHORITY

Iowa State Fire Marshal Division of State Fire Marshal 215 E. 7th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0001 Phone: 515-725-6145

LAW NUMBER

Iowa Code § 727.2.; Iowa Code § 100.19.

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/