Display Operator Permit

Pursuant to K.A.R. 22-6-24(a), each person who operates an outdoor display of display fireworks, as defined in K.A.R. 22-6-1, shall obtain a permit from the office of the state fire marshal.

The permit is valid for four years.

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Requirements

The permit holder shall keep original permit on his person at all times while working with/around display fireworks. A copy of the permit will not be accepted as valid proof if questioned by authorities.

New Applications:
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicant cannot have any felony convictions
  • A criminal history check will be done
  • Applicant must assist with 3 displays within 4 years under a display operator who has a valid Kansas permit at the time of the displays. The licensed display operator who holds a Kansas Operator's permit must sign off on each of the displays, and permit status at the time of the shoots will be double-checked.
  • Applicant must pass a written examination administered by the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office by receiving a score of 80% or above.
Renewals:
  • Applicant cannot have any felony convictions
  • A criminal history check will be done
  • Applicant must have conducted three fireworks displays within the past four years while holding a valid permit.
  • Signatures from local jurisdictions or organizations sponsoring the display are required on the renewal form.
  • Applicant must pass a written examination administered by the OSFM by receiving a score of 80% or above.

Each permit holder must comply with NFPA 1123 and all local, state, and federal regulations, statutes, and laws.