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Vellore - Apply for Cracker and Explosive License

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Cracker and Explosive License in Vellore.

Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for the cracker and explosive license, approach the concerned District collector office of your area.
  2. Applicant shall collect the application form from respective office on visit or Download the application form from the given link: link or link1 or please find the form in the following link as per page 52 onwards link2
  3. Make sure that you have all the proper documents mentioned in the “Required documents” section below.
  4. Go to the office.
  5. Link for contact details :link please select your district name from the list provided to get the contact details.
  6. Submit the completed application form along with required documents to the authority.
  7. Submitted application form will be verified and if all are in place, application will be accepted and an acknowledgement will be provided for submitted application.
  8. This application will be processed further. Applicant gets notification about the process.
  9. Authorities will visit applicant’s premises and place of business to verify and inspect as per norms.
  10. There will be a criminal record check about applicant.
  11. If the above process are satisfactory, applicant will get license as per notification.
  12. A license with 1-year expiry period will be issued by the authority as per deliverable norms.

Note:After the expiry period, the applicant should follow the same procedure to obtain the license.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form :link or link1 or please find the form in the following link as per page 52 onwards link2
  • Proof of Identity and Address proof
  • Verification report from police
  • No objection from fire service department
  • No objection from local body (district administration)
  • Particulars of previous license if any
  • Description of place for where the storage is intended to be carried out.
  • No objection certificate of the tenant, if the business is intended to be carried out on the land of tenant other than the applicant.
  • Recent copy of Form-F of the land housing the Storage Facility.
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport size photos

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Government of Tamil Nadu
Fort St. George,Chennai 600 009
Phone No :2566 5566

Contact link :link and link please select your district name from the list provided to get the contact details.



  • Applicant must be above 18 years of old and should be the resident of Tamil Nadu.
  • Not sentenced or convicted of any offence involving violence or moral turpitude for a term of not less than six months, at any time during a period of five years after the expiration of the sentence.
  • Has not been ordered to execute under Chapter VIII of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), a bond for keeping the peace or for good behaviour, at any time during the term of the bond.
  • Whose license under the Explosives Act has not been cancelled, whether before or after the commencement of the Indian Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1978, for contravention of the provisions of this Act or of the rules Explosives Act, at any time during a period of five years from the date of cancellation of such license.


Fee information can be obtained from the following link: Peso


  • Validity of the Cracker License on Temporary basis will be Maximum of 15 days and on Permanent basis for 1 Year (Financial Year)
  • Renewed every year (Optional)

NOTE : When applying for a temporary license to sell or to store on seasonal demand like Diwali – This licence will be issued in a time of 1 week to 1 month as decided by local authorities.

Documents to Use[edit]

List of application forms based on the explosives Act 2008 is available in the following link: Application


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

30 working days

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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  • Process should be initiated at least six month in advance before Diwali season
  • Only authorized fireworks can be sold from a licensed fireworks premises

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Government has enforced public to follow strict rules and regulations while dealing crackers and explosives under the Explosive policy.
  • To administer the responsibilities delegated under the Explosives Act 1884 the rules made thereunder related to manufacture, import, export, transport, possession, sale and use of Explosives
  • Without this license one can’t deal or trade such items.
  • Match Factories, Cracker shops are few of the establishments which requires this license
  • To ensure public safety, Government has formed and regulates these traders to follow the set of rules and keep track of those involved in this business for timely supervision

Information which might help[edit]

  • Manufacture of Explosives is the most hazardous operation.
  • The hazards of explosives depend upon the type and category of explosives.
  • Therefore the safety provisions are different depending on manufacture of the type and category of explosives.
  • The detailed procedure as to what to submit, how to prepare the documents, how to fill up the forms, how to construct the premises, what the Department of Explosives checks and scrutinizes, what are the various stages for grant of license etc., differs on case to case.
    • Take a photocopy of your filled form for future reference.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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