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Commercial Fireworks Display Permits

Fireworks displays operated without a permit are subject to fines up to $1,000 per occurrence.

The completed application can be mailed or brought to Sedgwick County Fire District 1, 7750 N. Wild West Drive, Park City, KS 67147-7929.  The phone number is (316) 660-3473.  If additional information is needed, please contact the Sedgwick County Fire District 1 -- Fire Prevention Bureau at the above location.

The following information must be submitted with the commercial fireworks display application no fewer than 10 days prior to the date of the display stated on the application.  Any permit applications submitted fewer than 10 days before the event will be subject to a daily permit fee penalty.

The permit application shall include a detailed diagram of the grounds on which the display is to take place showing the point at which the fireworks are to be discharged; the location of buildings, highways and other lines of communication; the lines behind which the audience will be restrained; and the location of nearby trees, telegraph or telephone lines and other overhead obstructions.  A directional arrow indicating north, south, east, and west shall be shown.

All permit applications shall also include a current copy of the display operator’s license.

Applications for indoor displays shall include a floor diagram of the interior showing the point at which the fireworks are to be discharged, the lines behind which the audience will be restrained, any overhead obstructions, and placement of fire extinguishers.

Applications for indoor displays shall include a pyrotechnic special effects technical informational package.  Such information shall include the type and amount of materials being used and shall meet the approval of the property owner.  The informational packet shall include readable copies of insurance certificates, licenses and product information being used inside the facility including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

All permit applications shall include an insurance certificate evidencing a public liability insurance in total aggregate amount of not less than $1,000,000.00 (one million dollars) per display for injury or death to persons or damage to property by reason of the permitted display and arising from any acts of the permitee, his/her agents, employees, or subcontractors.  Said Certificate of Insurance shall name as an additional insured party the “Board of County Commissioners of Sedgwick County, Kansas, Sedgwick County Fire District 1, their agents, officers, and employees.”  If a display is to be conducted on properties owned by Sedgwick County, the insurance certificate shall also include that particular facility or location as an additional insured.  Name and date of the event must be noted on the insurance certificate.  The name, address and phone number of the agent signing the certificate shall be typed under the agent’s signature.  Insurance coverage shall be obtained from an insurance producer authorized to do business in the State of Kansas.  No permit shall be issued unless a valid Certificate of Insurance meeting these minimum requirements has been filed with the fire prevention bureau.

All supporting documentation and permit fee must be submitted with the application in person or by mail. It cannot be submitted by FAX or electronic mail.  All incomplete applications will be denied.  An application is considered incomplete if all required information is not provided. 

Also, the permit application, including all supporting documents, shall be clearly legible.  Failure to provide legible documentation will cause the permit application to be deemed incomplete and will therefore be denied. 

A non-refundable application fee for the permit of $100.00 (one-hundred dollars) shall be submitted with the application.  (If application is submitted less than 10 days before the event, additional fees will apply).  Additional re-inspection fees may apply.  The fee is to be submitted by check or money order payable to the Sedgwick County Fire Department.

The completed application can be mailed or brought to Sedgwick County Fire District 1,  7750 N. Wild West Drive Park City, KS 67147-7929.  The phone number is (316) 660-3473.  If additional information is needed, please contact the Sedgwick County Fire District 1 -- Fire Prevention Bureau at the above location.


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