North Dakota State Fireworks Laws

NORTH DAKOTA CONSUMER FIREWORKS LAWS  

Specifically permitted

Hand-held and ground based sparkling devices that are non-explosive and non-aerial, and do not contain more than 100 grams of pyrotechnic composition per item.

Specifically prohibited

All other consumer fireworks including multiple-tube sparkling devices that exceed 100 grams of total pyrotechnic composition. Novelty items are illegal.

Age of purchase

16 years

DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display permit

Apply to local fire marshal prior to application to State Fire Marshal. Apply to the entity proscribed by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection at least 15 days before display date. Fee of $100.

Insurance

Required. Minimum of $1 million liability insurance policy per accident for bodily injury and property damage.

Operator

State license and certificate of competency required. Fee of $200 is paid to state treasurer. May be renewed every three years with a fee of $100. Assistants must be at least 18 years of age.

MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION

Manufacturing requires a license; storage and transportation requirements specified in state law and regulations.

LICENSE

ENFORCING AUTHORITY

Apply using the forms provided by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. License needed for each location where business will be conducted. License is not transferrable. Fees:

Fireworks manufacturing $ 200

Dealer $ 200

Wholesaler $ 200

Jobber $ 200

Emergency Services and Public Protection

North Dakota State Police