To apply for or renew an Explosives License, complete the cooresponding permit application. To reduce unnecessary delays in application processing the applicant must do the following:
- Download Explosive License Application or Explosive License Renewal Application.
- All information requested on the form must be provided.
- Carefully read the sections regarding motor vehicle and criminal violations. The section requires the applicant to truthfully provide this information.
- Prior to submitting the application, make sure all information is provided, be sure to date and sign the application in the Certification and Statement of Applicant sections.
- The application must be notarized by a Notary Public.
- Enclose the fee for the license with the application.
- Enclose a copy of your Federal Explosive License or Permit.
Note: Failure to accurately document your motor vehicle and criminal history will result in your application being denied and result in a one-year disqualification for submitting an explosive license application or renewal application.
If you do have a criminal record, no matter how long ago the arrest and/or conviction occurred, you must document it on the application form.
For instance, if you were convicted of a DUI in 1972 or of Simple Assault in 1984 that was reduced to a Disorderly Conduct you must disclose this information. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify a person from obtaining an explosive license, however the criminal and motor vehicle history of the applicant will be taken into account before a license or renewal will be granted.
Information on the regulation of fireworks, sparklers and explosives, can be found on the Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety.