(209) 468-4400

7000 Michael Canlis Blvd.
French Camp, CA 95231

(209) 468-4400

7000 Michael Canlis Blvd.
French Camp, CA 95231

Explosive Ordinance

Explosive ordinance detail

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office issues explosive use permits to appropriate licensed and insured entities with a legitimate need to use explosives within San Joaquin County.

The Sheriff’s Office’s main focus is always public safety.

The Sheriff’s Office has established minimum requirements for the issuance of explosive use permits. The Sheriff has the final say in the issuance of the permits and may alter the requirements depending on circumstances surrounding the use of the explosive.

There is a $150 fee for permits of less than 100 pounds and $250 for permits over 100 pounds.

For additional information, contact the Sheriff’s Bomb Squad through the Communications Center at (209) 468-4400.

Minimum Requirements

    • Valid ATF User of High Explosives License
    • Valid California Blasters License and photo ID for each blaster.
      Note: If a blaster is not listed on the ATF License they must submit a copy California Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    • Insurance policy with one million dollar liability coverage
    • List of all vehicles to be used
    • Site map of where explosives will be used
    • A site inspection may also be required

Storage requirements

Storage permits are issued on a limited basis in San Joaquin County. Due to the risk to public safety storage permits have additional minimum requirements as follows:


    • ATF approved magazine
      Site inspection prior to permit issuance
    • 24 hour armed guard required while a temporary magazine is loaded and on job site
    • Detailed map as to where the magazine will be located