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For more information about the program,  email the Division of Fire Prevention.

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Apply or Renew Licenses online through the State of Illinois eCommerce site. To register or log in, click on the link below.



Pyrotechnic Distributors and Operator Licensing


No Pyrotechnic Distributor or Pyrotechnic Operator applications received from an applicant for the first time during the period of June 15, 2016 through July 4, 2016 will be processed prior to July 4, 2016. No temporary authorizations to act as a pyrotechnic Distributor or pyrotechnic Operator will be issued during the period of June 15 – July 4, 2016. Applications received prior to June 15, 2016 and renewal applications will be processed during this period in the normal course of business and in the order in which they are received. NO EXCEPTIONS




Consumer Fireworks Distributors


If you are applying to register as a Consumer Distributor for the 2016 Fireworks season, please note you must apply prior to June 15, 2016. No applications will be processed after that date. NO EXCEPTIONS


  Fireworks - Notice to Municipalities [PDF, 358Kb]


  Fireworks - Notice to Law Enforcement Agencies [PDF, 144Kb]




Fireworks Hospital Data Sheet


The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) continues to be concerned about injuries caused each year by consumer fireworks. In the past, Illinois hospitals have provided valuable information concerning fireworks injuries that have occurred during the July holiday season.


OSFM is interested in determining the use patterns and subsequent injuries that may result from fireworks. We are asking for your cooperation in helping to identify fireworks injuries that occur during the upcoming holiday period. Below is a link to the Fireworks Hospital Data Sheet which is now available for electronic submission. We ask that you report each fireworks injury presented to your emergency room between June 23rd and July 20th. Please have these submitted by August 15th so that your hospital may be included in our statistical report.


Thank you for your concern and continued cooperation with our efforts to make the July holiday seasons as safe as possible.


  Hospital Fireworks Survey [PDF, 441Kb]


Pyrotechnic Authorized Distributors and Operators

  List of Pyrotechnic Authorized Distributors and Operators

Registered Consumer Retailers

  List of Registered Consumer Retailers

Registered Pyrotechnic Assistants

  List of Registered Pyrotechnic Assistants


A display permit must be obtained from local authorities for all firework displays, except no permit shall be required for supervised public displays by State or County fair associations.


Pyrotechnic Distributor and Operator Licensing Act and Fireworks Use Act Complaint Form

  Pyrotechnic Distributor and Operator Licensing Act and Fireworks Use Act Complaint Form [PDF, 179Kb]

Consumer Fireworks Training

  Fireworks Training (Power Point, 14 Mb)

Approved and Prohibited Fireworks

  Approved and Prohibited Fireworks [PDF, 26Kb]

Policy Interpretation

  Galvanized Steel Slings [PDF, 14Kb]