The NH State Fire Marshal’s Office (NHFMO) engages in cooperative fireworks safety efforts with local fire depts, and federal, state & local law enforcement agencies. We also work in partnership with retail fireworks stores, issuing licenses for product sales and conducting inspections to ensure proper and safe storage.
Our office issues permits and licenses for fireworks, including licensing the operators (aka pyrotechnicians) and issuing permits for any shows that occur across the state. We are still conducting all fireworks operations, including license testing for new and renewal applications, conducting retail store inspections, fireworks storage inspections, and proximate audience permitting.
At this time we are requesting that all permit applications, including supporting documentation for review, be submitted electronically or by mail. All forms are located on the fireworks section of the Division of Fire Safety’s website.
At this time we can only accept payments by mail. Please make checks out to State of NH.
New Hampshire Division of Fire Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(attention: Fireworks Section)
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, venues that typically host fireworks shows for the public are shifting according to state directives. We encourage you to stay informed about executive orders from the Governor’s Office. Towns and cities also frequently post updates on social media prior to holidays and timeframes that residents might expect to see fireworks, such as New Year’s Eve or 4th of July.
Please contact your local store to see their current operating procedures. While they are required to abide by any emergency orders issued by the Governor’s office, we do not dictate store hours, operations, and whether they are open to the public.
Permissible Fireworks are consumer fireworks that can lawfully be used in New Hampshire. They can be purchased at licensed retail stores across the state by anyone over 21 years old. To use them, consumers MUST follow any local ordinances or restrictions and follow safety precautions.
Check out the Permissible Consumer Fireworks section of our main website for a list of stores, community restrictions, and safety information.
Laws, Rules and Codes
Click here to review New Hampshire Fireworks Safety laws and rules.
Click here to reach our full fireworks site.