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Missouri State Fireworks Laws

MISSOURI CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically permitted

Consumer Fireworks in compliance with the regulations of the CPSC.

Specifically prohibited

Ground salutes that exceed DOT limits.

Selling period

June 20—July 10 and December 20—January 2

Age of purchase

14 years of age unless accompanied by parent or guardian.

Age to sell

16 years of age unless supervised by an adult.

DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display permit

Apply to the State Fire Marshal at least 10 days prior to the event. Fee $100. Copy of local permits must be submitted to the State Fire Marshal within 45 days of the display.

Insurance

Must furnish proof of financial responsibility to satisfy claims for personal injury or property damage. Minimum limit of $1,000,000 per occurrence. Insurance also must provide equivalent coverage for each employee.

Operator

Must be licensed. License by type: Licensed Operator, a fee of $100 for three (3) year license; and Pyrotechnic or special effects operator, a fee of $100 for three (3) year license.

MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION

Manufacture, storage and transportation requirements are specified in law. State requires permitting and licensing to manufacture, sell, or ship fireworks.

LICENSING

Permit required. Apply to State Fire Marshal. Annual fees as follows:

Manufacturer $775

Distributor $775

Wholesaler $275

Jobber (per location) $525

Display fireworks (per location) $100

Proximate fireworks display (per location) $100

Retailer (seasonal) $50

ENFORCING AUTHORITY

State Fire Marshal

Division of Fire Safety

205 Jefferson St., 13th Floor

Jefferson City, MO 65101-4421

Phone: 573-751-2930 Fax: 573-751-4600

Email: Investigation@dfs.dps.mo.gov https://dfs.dps.mo.gov/

REFERENCES

Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 320.106 - 320.190

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