Blasting Permit

When is a Blasting Permit Required?

A yearly blasting permit is required by blasting operations to use or store explosives. This permit is good from January 1 to December 31 each year. Whenever a blasting shot is planned, this office must be notified a minimum of 2 hours in advance as to date and time of each shot. Any deviations from the permit will be in violation of County ordinances.

Types of Blasting Permits

  • Blasting Permit: permit required for use of explosives
  • Blasting Materials Storage: permit required for the storage (or sale of) explosives

How Do I Apply?

To apply for a blasting permit, please visit the Building Construction Permit section of our Citizenserve Citizen Access Portal.

Things to Know

A licensed blaster will be required. See Contractor Licensing for more information. 

All blasting activities are regulated locally using the following documents (and any references contained herein: 

TypeScopeAppendices AdoptedCodeAmendment
FireAll new and existing buildingsB and F
2015 IFC
Section 500.400
ExplosivesRegulate the use and storage of explosives

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