Article 1. Types Of Licenses of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 11. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 1.
The State Fire Marshal may issue any license described in
this part, subject to the regulations which he may adopt not
inconsistent with the provisions of this part.
A manufacturer's license shall allow the manufacture of
fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices of all types and the sale and
transport to licensed wholesalers in California only and the sale to
special effects pyrotechnic operators of materials and devices for
which such pyrotechnic operators hold a valid permit.
A wholesaler's license allows the sale and transportation of
all types of fireworks to licensed retailers, or retailers operating
under a permit, licensed public display operators, and other
licensed wholesalers in California only and sale to special effects
pyrotechnic operators holding a valid permit and sale of exempt
fireworks to those industrial and commercial concerns that possess a
valid permit from the local agency having jurisdiction in the area
where such fireworks are to be used or stored.
An importer's and exporter's license shall allow fireworks
to be imported into and exported from the state. Import activity
shall be limited to the sale of fireworks to licensed wholesalers and
licensed manufacturers only. Export activity shall be limited to the
sale of fireworks to persons outside of the state. Holders of this
type of license shall not be issued or possess a public display
license of any type without first securing a wholesaler's license.
This section shall not require a license for a motion picture
production company to transport or deliver special effects from
within the state to a destination outside the state.
A retail sales license allows the retail sale of safe and
sane fireworks for private use.
A public display (special) license allows the holding and
conducting at various times of public displays of dangerous fireworks
at a single location only.
A public display license (general) allows the holding and
conducting of public displays of dangerous fireworks at various
locations and at various times.
A public display license (limited) allows the performance of
a single public display action of a single nature with dangerous
fireworks at one location to be executed at one or more performances
The State Fire Marshal shall adopt regulations that identify
and specify the scope of each class of pyrotechnic operator license.
A pyrotechnic operator license shall allow the licensee to handle,
supervise, or discharge dangerous fireworks at public displays of all
types, and to handle, supervise, or discharge rockets and special
effects pyrotechnic devices which produce an audible or visual effect
in connection with group entertainment or motion picture productions
which may or may not be held before live audiences.
All licensees may transport the class of fireworks for which
they hold a valid license as provided in Section 12651.