Pyrotechnics and Amusements


Charlotte Fire Prevention Bureau 704.336.2101


The display of indoor or outdoor pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited unless a Pyrotechnic Permit has been obtained from the Charlotte Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau. If approved by the Charlotte Fire Department, the event organizer will be required to pay for police and fire personnel to ensure public safety and to minimize the potential of property damage during the pyrotechnics display.

Charlotte Fire Department Pyrotechnic Indoor/Outdoor Use Permit(PDF, 205KB)


The NC Department of Labor regulates the use of amusements including inflatables and carnival rides. Event organizers planning to operate amusement devices are required to submit a Location Notice in writing to the bureau's Raleigh office at least 10 days before the intended date of operation. Proof of insurance must also be submitted with the location notice. The bureau will issue an installation permit, which must be posted on the job site. New installations, as well as alterations to existing equipment, are inspected. For questions please call the NCDOL at 919.807.2770.

NCDOL Amusements Location Notice