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(425 ILCS 35/2.1)
Pyrotechnic displays or pyrotechnic service.
Each pyrotechnic display or pyrotechnic service shall be
conducted by a licensed lead pyrotechnic operator employed by a licensed pyrotechnic distributor or a licensed production company, or insured as an additional named insured on the pyrotechnic distributor's product liability and general liability insurance, as required under paragraphs 2 and 3 of subsection (c) of Section 35 of the Pyrotechnic Distribution and Operating Licensing Act, or insured as an additional named insured on the production company's general liability insurance, as required under paragraph (1) of subsection (c-3) of Section 35 of the Pyrotechnic Distribution and Operating Licensing Act. Applications for a pyrotechnic display permit shall be made in writing at
least 15 days in advance of the date of the pyrotechnic display or pyrotechnic service, unless agreed to otherwise by the local jurisdiction issuing the permit and the fire chief of the jurisdiction in which the display or pyrotechnic service will occur. After a permit has been granted,
sales, possession, use, and distribution of display fireworks for the display
or pyrotechnic service shall be lawful for that purpose only. No permit granted hereunder shall
Pyrotechnic display permits may be granted hereunder to any adult individual applying therefor. No permit shall be required under
the provisions of this Act for supervised public displays by State or
County fair associations.
The applicant seeking the pyrotechnic display permit must provide proof of liability insurance in a sum not less than $1,000,000 to the local governmental entity issuing the permit.
A permit shall be issued only after the chief of the fire department providing fire protection coverage to the area of display or pyrotechnic service, or his or her designee, has inspected the site and determined that the display or pyrotechnic service can be performed in full compliance with the rules adopted by the State Fire Marshal and that the display or pyrotechnic service shall not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons.
Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the issuer of a permit from
adopting more stringent rules.
All indoor pyrotechnic displays and pyrotechnic services shall be conducted in buildings protected by
automatic sprinkler systems and meeting the requirements of rules adopted by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to this Act. At the time an individual applies for an indoor pyrotechnic display permit from the local jurisdiction, written notice of the permit application and the indoor display or pyrotechnic service information shall be made in writing at least 15 days in advance of the date of the pyrotechnic display or pyrotechnic service to the Office, unless agreed to otherwise by the Office.
Permits shall be signed by the chief of the fire department providing fire protection to the area of display or pyrotechnic service, or his or her designee, and must identify the licensed pyrotechnic distributor or licensed production company and the lead pyrotechnic operator.
(Source: P.A. 96-708, eff. 8-25-09; 97-164, eff. 1-1-12.)