Apply for a Fireworks Display Permit


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The Fire Marshal’s Office grants fireworks display permits.


  • Open air display permit - $200 per day
  • Indoor, covered display permit - $300 per day
  • Fire Watch standard rate - $50 per hour/4 hour minimum


  • Application for Fireworks Display (Form 206)
    • Company, persons, or organization sponsoring the display information
    • Bonding/Insurance company information
    • Exact location, date(s), and time(s) of display
  • Information for fireworks display (Form 224)
    • Pyrotechnics information
    • Number of each kind
    • Manufacturer information
    • Supplier information
  • Hillsborough County Fire Prevention Bureau Application (Form 223)
    • Event supervisor information with certificate or license number
    • fireworks display particulars
    • detailed site plan
    • agencies to assist in spectator control
    • Notarized signatures
  • Fire Watch information

Things To Consider

  • Advance notice of 15 days is required – NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Insurance:
    • Include a copy of the insurance certificate
    • Certificate of insurance must be for at least $3,000,000
    • Must list Hillsborough as addition insured and as the Certificate Holder
      • List as Hillsborough County, A political subdivision of the State of Florida
  • Include a copy of license from the Department of Treasury-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms User-Limited Permit (18 U.S.C. Chapter 40, Explosives)
  • Fire Watch (download application packet for complete list of Fire Watch requirements):
    • Provided by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR)
    • If HCFR is unavailable, you may hire a private security company approved by the Fire Marshal's Office and the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)Once private security is approved, include a copy of the contract with the application package
  • Zero fall out is allowed

How To

  1. Download the application
  2. Submit by mail or in person to:
    Hillsborough County Fire Marshal’s Office
    Attn: Jadi Flores
    9450 E. Columbus Dr. 
    Tampa, Fl. 33619

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What's Next

  1. We will review the application and contact you if we need further information
  2. It takes about 15 - 20 days for approval
  3. We will mail the permit to the person listed on the application
    • If you provide an email address, we will email you the permit

Get Help

(813) 744-5541

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