Firework Sales: Permits & Licenses

Please submit your Firework Applications by April 29, 2024, via email to Mary Jo Spino, Note that Zoning Determinations will need to be emailed to the Public Works Department separately.

Please mail the firework application, required documentation and two checks for fees to:  

Mary Jo Spino
Clerk of the County Legislature
415 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106

Email the Zoning Determination Form directly to:

Randy Diehl, Development Division Administrator in the Public Works Department at 

Firework applications are due Monday, April 29, 2024.

County Ordinances

The Jackson County Legislature enacted Chapter 56,(PDF, 43KB) Jackson County Code  related to the issuance of permits for the seasonal retail sale by non-profit organizations and the licensure of wholesale and retail sales by wholesale fireworks distributors of consumer fireworks. During the course of this year and in future years, the Legislature may make changes to the application process and scope and use of the permits and licenses as deemed necessary for public safety concerns and practical experience.

Download copies of Chapter 56(PDF, 43KB)2024 Fireworks Timeline(PDF, 233KB), and the 2024 Checklist(PDF, 251KB).

If you have any questions regarding the code you may contact the County Counselor's Office.

Applications, Fees & Jackson County Tax Clearance

Download an application:

Kindly complete the forms above that apply to your entity and return them to Mary Jo Spino in the County Clerk’s Office no later than April 29, 2024.


View checklist(PDF, 251KB) and fee(PDF, 12KB) schedule. Please follow the fee payment instructions included on the fee schedule.


Zoning Information

The Zoning Determination Form(PDF, 184KB)  needs to be completed and returned to the Department of Public Works in Independence no later than April 29, 2024 for all seasonal sales permits and the initial period for wholesale distributor licenses. The Department of Public Works will forward the determination to the County Clerk.

Applicants will be notified if accepted. Non-profit organizations must be in existence for at least 5 years for consideration. Please understand that there will be 4 licenses issued to wholesale distributors (with optional retail sales) and a total of 9 permits issued to non-profit organizations. Preference will be given to Jackson County distributors and organizations.


More Information

If you have any questions kindly contact Mary Jo Spino, Clerk of the County Legislature.