All applicants must submit a Permit Application for Pyrotechnic Display of Fireworks to the
Council Bluffs Fire Department. Also, a special events application must be obtained from the City
An original certificate of insurance shall be submitted to the Council Bluffs Fire Department.
Please submit an insurance certificate a minimum of thirty days prior to the date of the event for
approval by the City Attorney.
Once the appropriate applications are made, there will be a review of the application by a
member of the Council Bluffs Fire Marshal's Office.
The Fire Marshal's Office shall conduct a walk-through inspection and upon request, there shall
be a representative demonstration of the pyrotechnics display.
A site inspection shall be made of the shooting area to include safe zone and fallout perimeter. If
the shoot site or the pyrotechnic display is deemed unsafe, the display can be postponed or
cancelled per the authority having the jurisdiction.
A fee of $150 made payable to the Council Bluffs Fire Department. Applicants shall comply with
all storage and transportation of pyrotechnic materials as per federal and state codes.
All indoors pyrotechnic displays shall require a minimum of (1) one stand by fire personnel on
scene. Additional personnel and/or equipment may be required as per the authority having
jurisdiction. Standby personnel to be of the expense of the entity putting on display.
All outdoor pyrotechnic events shall be reviewed by the Fire Marshal's Office. A minimum of (2)
two standby fire personnel and equipment will be required for events on all City-owned property.
Events on privately-owned property may require the presence of standby fire watch fire
personnel as determined by the Fire Chief or his designee. All standby firewatch personnel will be
provided by the Council Bluffs Fire Department at the expense of the event sponsor or shooter.