(a) No person, unless otherwise exempted by this article, shall engage in blasting or other use of explosives for commercial purposes without first obtaining a municipal explosives use permit from the appropriate local issuing authority. The appropriate local issuing authority for the municipal explosives use permit shall be the municipality within police jurisdiction of which the proposed blasting would take place. Copies of all permits shall be forwarded to the office.
(b) The issuing authority shall issue permits in accordance with this article and the rules and regulations promulgated by the office.
(c) Terms of the permit shall be effective for one year or at the termination of the commercial purpose, whichever occurs first, with the right of successive renewal upon expiration of the terms of the permit unless the permit has been suspended or revoked.
(d) The issuing authority shall collect a municipal explosives use permit fee of $25 to be paid by each applicant to cover the expense of the municipality for processing and issuing the municipal explosives use permit.
(e) No municipal explosives use permit shall be issued unless the applicant has liability insurance with a company licensed to do business as an insurer in this state in an amount not less than $500,000 with identical limits for explosion, collapse, and underground coverage to protect the public against property damage and personal injury. This insurance shall be continued in effect during the period of the permit.
Last modified: May 3, 2021