A wide variety of fireworks and activities have chosen to make Saratoga Springs their home due to its natural beauty, diverse cultures, and the variety of locations available for use. Each of these fireworks helps to contribute to the dynamic atmosphere found in Saratoga Springs.
Please be advised that Penal Law section 405.00 regulates fireworks display permits issued by a municipality, imposes certification requirements as administered and enforced by NYS Commissioner of Labor, and mandates that displays conform to the standards of the NFPA. Applicants are responsible for complying with all Federal, State and Local Laws relating to the display of fireworks.
Penal Law section 405(3) requires that all applications for permits for the display of fireworks be made at least five (5) days in advance of the display. However, in order to ensure adequate time in which to review and consider the permit, the City requires applicants to submit an application at least thirty (30) days in advance of the display.
The boundary line of the property where the fireworks display is proposed cannot be within five hundred (500) yards of the boundary line of a property which is owned, leased, or operated by a certified breeder as defined in subdivision 4 of section 251 of the racing, pari-mutuel; wagering and breeding law (https://www.nybreds.com/new-york-state-farm-directory/).
Permit applications may be filed as early as 12 months prior to a fireworks event.
Applications for fireworks other than previously described must be submitted with all required attachments no less than THIRTY (30) days prior to your fireworks display. Fireworks applications received after the required time period may not be accepted.
The City will only approve one fireworks display per calendar day that requires City resources. The City reserves the right to allow exceptions to this. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis for new fireworks. The City reserves the right to dedicate particular days for annual fireworks displays that have taken place for the past three (3) consecutive years. The City reserves the right to have calendar blackout dates. The City will consider fireworks applications for days that are considered holidays for City employees, but if City employees are required for the event, approval is contingent on employee availability. Holiday fireworks displays requiring the assistance of City staff will be charged the holiday labor rate.
Fireworks displays taking place on public property that is open to the public require a Fireworks Permit.
All permit applications shall be fully completed, printed, legible, and submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.