The use of fireworks, pyrotechnics, sky-tracker lights, and laser or flame effect displays is prohibited in the City of Ames except when done in accordance with a permit authorized by the City Council (Section 727.2 Code of Iowa).

The university policy for the use of these types of displays coordinates with the City of Ames procedures. The policy covers the use of displays for events including but not limited to ceremonies, banquets, science demonstrations, and theatrical or concert performances on property owned by Iowa State University.

All student activities that propose to use fireworks, pyrotechnics, sky-tracker lights, or laser displays must submit an Event Authorization application.

Approved events must submit an Application for Use of Fireworks to the Office of Risk Management.