Federal, State, and local agencies are not required to possess a Permit or License, but must maintain proper storage and record-keeping in accordance with ATF regulations.
FEES: $100, renewable every 3 years. Renewal fee is $50.
HELP: We compiled a summary document with information that we believe will help.
DOCUMENTS: A completed Application Form, a Fingerprint Identification Card, a 2” x 2” photograph, and a check, money order or credit card (no cash); and an Employee Questionnaire, for any employees who handle the pyrotechnics.
FORMS: The forms you need can be downloaded here:
Application Form ATF 5400-13
Employee Possessor Questionnaire ATF 5400-28
Sample Fingerprint Identification Card Form FD258
STORAGE: ATF Storage Requirements
RECORDS: ATF Record Keeping Requirements
FIRE: Find your local Fire Station
STATE GOVERNMENT: A link to your State Government
Don’t forget to check your local Government’s pyrotechnics regulations.
About becoming a Federal Explosives Licensee and FAQs
About storage: Tel: (202) 648-7120. TBCEIPB@atf.gov
About the application form: Tel: (877) 283-3352. Fax: (304) 616-4401. FELC@atf.gov
All pyrotechnic purchases from Reed-Joseph International Company still require a completed Wildlife Control Statement.
Please do not hesitate to call us, or send an email.