Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material Equipment Permit

The Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material Equipment permit applies to performances in which fire is part of the performance. This includes:

  • Fire breathing
  • Fire eating
  • Application of fire to a person
  • Use of tools on fire
  • And, other similar applications using the manipulation of fire

Application Materials

Before applying for this permit, please have the following materials ready:

Prevention Plan Drawings

The prevention plan drawings (site plan) should show: performance area, crowd barrier, location of fuels, distance to structures, location of fire suppression materials and safety personnel.

Activity Description

The activity description should include: a detailed description of tools, performance script/schedule, number of performers, fire prevention measures, safety plan, performer qualifications and types of fuels to be used.


Safety data sheets (SDS) for all fuels to be used.


Proof of a blanket insurance policy or individual performer certificates of insurance.


  1. Log in to our online permitting and licensing system. If you are a first time user of this system, you will need to create an account.
  2. After logging in, click "Apply" and select "Fire Permit" from the top menu bar.
  • Review and accept the online disclaimer and complete the application.
  • In your application you will have the opportunity to request an inspection date and time. Please note that the Fire Department will contact you directly to confirm your inspection time.

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