Explosives/Blasting Agent Permits

An explosive is:

  • a chemical that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, or high temperatures, or
  • a material or chemical, other than a blasting agent, that is commonly used or intended to be used for the purpose of producing an explosive effect

A blasting agent is a material or mixture consisting of a fuel and oxidizer intended for blasting.


A Fire Department permit is required to conduct blasting.

For more information, call 510.583.4900.

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