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Nebraska State Patrol Explosive Permits


The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is responsible for the administration and regulation of explosive controls as it pertains to commercial explosives in the state of Nebraska. Appropriate explosive permits are issued to individuals and businesses as needed. Utilize the links below for further information and to complete appropriate applications to apply for NSP issued explosive permits.

It is a violation of Nebraska law to possess and use any explosive materials for any reason whatsoever without proper NSP issued explosive permits.  The possession of federal explosive permits does not exempt individuals and/or businesses from obtaining NSP issued explosive permits. State law mandates Federal Licensees and permittees shall obtain NSP issued explosive permits. The use and storage of explosives in Nebraska is governed by state statue and Title 272, The Rules and Regulations Concerning the Use of Explosives in Nebraska.  Nebraska does not recognize reciprocity with any other states explosive permits.

NSP issues three (3) types of explosive permits; use, purchase and storage. Individuals using explosives must obtain a use permit. This application process mandates applicants to be fingerprinted, photographed and tested. A thorough background check is conducted to ensure applicants are permitted and qualified to obtain a permit.  Purchase and storage permits are typically issued to businesses. The links below for the appropriate explosive permit have detailed instructions as to the application process and what is needed.

The NSP Hazardous Devices Coordinator oversees the explosive permitting process and reviews all explosive permit applications for approval. NSP issues approximately 250 explosive permits per year. In addition to permit issuance, NSP also enforces explosive regulations and statutes through formal inspections of storage sites and permittees records.

The NSP Explosive Permitting Division can be contacted at nspeod@nebraska.gov or 402-479-4036.


Title 272, The Rules and Regulations Concerning the Use of Explosive in Nebraska

Explosive Use Permit Application

Explosive Purchase-Storage Permit Application

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