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Firewowrks revised2

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Permit Requirements – per “Cook County Fireworks Ordinance”
These requirements pertain to unincorporated Cook County only

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Firewowrks revised2

  1. 1. DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND ZONING County Administration Building OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS 69 W. Washington, Suite 2830 Chicago, IL 60602-3169 Timothy P. Bleuher TEL (312) 603-0500 COMMISSIONER OF BUILDING AND ZONING FAX (312) 603-9940 OF COOK COUNTY TDD (800) 526-0857 Public Fireworks Display Permit Requirements – per “Cook County Fireworks Ordinance” These requirements pertain to unincorporated Cook County only.Website: www.cookcountyil.gov/BuildingZoning1. A Building and Zoning Application must be submitted to this Department at least fifteen (15)days prior to a proposed date of activity.2. Non-transferable permits may be •granted to any group of three (3) or more adultapplicants. Further, only persons or entities which operate fairs, amusement parks, outdoorrecreational facilities, governmental entities or persons or entities authorized to use governmentalproperty for a fireworks display may apply for a fireworks display permit3. The permit application shall state the date or dates of the fireworks display, the location ofthe fireworks display and provide information about the method of explosion, number, type andsize of the fireworks to be displayed to determine the fire safety precautions minimally necessary toprotect the public and the safety measures to be issued to protect the public. State the name of thefireworks display operator.4. Every permittee shall have and maintain adequate liability insurance with minimum limits of$1,000,000 bodily injury and property damage, combined single limit, naming the County, itsofficers, employees and agents as additional insured. Said insurance shall indemnify and defendthe County ,its officers, employees and agents against all claims, liability, loss, damages orexpenses, whether caused by or contributed to by the negligence of the County, its officers,employees or agents. Said insurance shall provide that the County receive written notice 30 daysprior to any cancellation, nonrenewal or material change in the policy. Proof of said insuranceshall be submitted to the Commissioner of Building and Zoning at time of permit application.5. A notarized affidavit from the owner(s) of the property must be submitted giving their "USE"consent.6. A plot plan locating all trees, light poles or other obstructions must be submitted:(a.) On drawing, indicate the source of power (if motor generators are to be used, show fencesor other adequate protection around generators).(b.) Locate all devices and booths on plot plans.7. A wiring diagram indicating proper safety of fusing, cut offs and grounding of allequipment must be submitted.Page 1 of 2
  2. 2. Page 2 – Fireworks Display8. A letter from the registered electrical contractor, who will install the wiring mustbe submitted.9. Before the start of operations, an inspection of all devices on theproperty/premises must be made by the Departments inspector.10. A notarized affidavit from a bonafide Fireworks Display Company indicating thatthey will be handling the fireworks display must be submitted.11. No person in charge of or working in connection with any public display offireworks shall smoke at any time during which such public display is going on or in thevicinity of materials to be used for such display.12. Unfired fireworks and trash remaining after a public display of fireworks for whicha permit is issued shall be immediately disposed of in an approved, safe manner.NOTE: No public display of fireworks will be held at any time unless a Department ofBuilding and Zoning or authorized Fire Department Representative is present duringsuch display.Page 2 of 2 Printed on Recycled Paper

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