If you have a permit according to § 7 or § 27 of the German Explosives Act (SprengG), you are obliged to notify the trade supervisory office in due time of the intended fireworks.
Pyrotechnic objects are divided into different categories. The obligation to notify refers to the burning of pyrotechnic objects of the categories F2 (January 2 to December 30) and F3, F4, P1, P2, T1 and T2 (all year round).
The basis for this is § 23 para. 3 of the 1st SprengG.
The notification must contain the contact details of the person responsible for the burning of the fireworks as well as the issuing authority, the date of issue and the number of the license (permit according to § 7 or § 27 SprengG, certificate of competence according to § 20 SprengG).
In addition, the following information must be provided in the notification regarding the intended fireworks:
- Type of fireworks
- Place where the fireworks are to be set off
- Extent of the fireworks
- Beginning and end of the fireworks
- Safety measures
- Site plan with indication of protective distances
If you do not have a permit according to the German Explosives Act (SprengG), you need a permit from the local municipality if you want to set off fireworks of category F2 in the period from January 2 to December 30.