Tex. Occ. Code Section 2154.205
Insurance Requirement for Public Display Permit


In addition to any other requirements, an applicant for a public display permit must submit to the state fire marshal evidence of a general liability insurance policy in an amount of not less than $500,000 unless the commissioner increases or decreases the amount under Section 2154.051 (Commissioner’s Powers and Duties). A multiple public display permit or single public display permit may not be issued without evidence of general liability insurance as required by this section.


The policy shall be conditioned to pay the amount of money the insured becomes obligated to pay as damages because of bodily injury and property damage caused by an occurrence involving the insured or the insured’s servant, officer, agent, or employee in the conduct of a public fireworks display.


Evidence of the liability insurance policy required by this section must be in the form of a certificate of insurance issued by an insurer authorized to do business in this state and countersigned by an insurance agent licensed in this state.


A certificate of insurance for surplus lines coverage obtained under Chapter 981 (Surplus Lines Insurance), Insurance Code, through a licensed Texas surplus lines agent resident in this state may be filed with the commissioner as evidence of coverage required by this section.


An insurer may not cancel a certificate of insurance issued under this section unless the insurer gives the state fire marshal notice of intent to cancel as required by the commissioner.


This section may be satisfied by a city, county, or other political subdivision presenting proof of its participation in a self-insurance fund or other fund created under Chapter 791 (Interlocal Cooperation Contracts), Government Code, covering the liability requirements under this chapter.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 10A.550, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Source: Section 2154.205 — Insurance Requirement for Public Display Permit, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­2154.­htm#2154.­205 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2154.205’s source at texas​.gov