Tennessee State Fireworks Laws

TENNESSEE CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically permitted Items meeting CPSC requirements.
Specifically prohibited Illegal ground salutes and mail order purchase of fireworks by consumers.

Sales & Selling Period

June 20-July 5 and December 10-January 2. Sales by year-round retailers permitted. Novelty items do not require a permit

Age of Purchase 16 years or 17 with an ID.
DISPLAY FIREWORKS  

Display Permit

Apply to State Fire Marshal at least 10 days before display date. Prior approval of local authorities required, $50 fee. $50 expediting fee if received 10 or fewer days prior to display.

Insurance $1,000,000 of liability insurance required as well as a state exhibitor license.
Operator Required for outdoor fireworks, proximate, indoor & flame effects. $100 – $200 maximum for each certification which is good for 2 years.
MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, LICENSING

Safe storage areas specified in state law.
Annual license required; apply to State Fire Marshal. Licenses valid until December 31. Establishments may buy only from licensed suppliers. License number to be affixed to each order and invoice. Minimum age 18 years.
Manufacturer $ 1,000
Distributor $ 1,000
Retailer $ 1,000
Wholesaler $ 1,000
Seasonal retailer $ 100
Exhibitor $ 1,000

ENFORCING AUTHORITY 

Dept of Commerce & Insurance
Division of Fire Prevention
500 James Robertson Pkwy, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2981

https://www.tn.gov/commerce/fire-prevention.html

LAW NUMBER

Tn. Code. 68-104-102(d)(1)