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Information for Use, Storage and Transfer of Explosives


City Fire Department

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) performs inspections throughout New York City to ensure that explosives are properly handled, stored, used and transported. Inspections are performed to enforce regulations that protect the public from the dangers and hazards of explosives.

It is illegal to use, store or transport any explosives without proper permits in New York City. Individuals and businesses are required to obtain FDNY issued permits for the use, storage and / or transportation of explosives in New York City.

The necessary permits to use, store, or transport explosives varies according to the use, type and amount of explosives. Due to the unique nature and dangers of the possession of explosives in New York City, please contact the New York City Fire Department to obtain additional information.

NYC Fire Department (FDNY)

9 Metrotech Center, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3857

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Explosive Unit

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