Any entity intending to set off certain fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Johnson County must obtain a permit from the Board of Supervisors. Displays within the limits of an incorporated municipality are governed by the ordinances of that city, not the Board of Supervisors.

A signed application must be accompanied by: 

  • Evidence of operator certification
  • Diagram of the shoot site
  • Proof of insurance
  • $40 application fee

A hard copy of the signed application with all required attachments should be submitted for consideration by the Board of Supervisors Office at least 14 days before the anticipated display.

Fireworks Resources

Information regarding the rules governing the use of fireworks 

Application for fireworks permit

Fireworks ordinance 03-28-13-01

Pending and Approved Applications


July 31, 2021 - George Chalhoub/Paul Myer, 1322 James Ave NE, Swisher

Applicant: George Chalhoub

Date of application: 07/13/2021
Date of display: 07/31/2021 (Rain date: 08/07/2021)
Location of display: 1322 James Ave NE, Swisher

Approximate start time: 9:30 p.m.
Approximate end time:  10:00 p.m.

Date that this application will be discussed by the Board of Supervisors: 07/21/2021 work session
Date application approved/denied: 07/29/2021 formal meeting 
Action taken: approved

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October 2, 2021 - Matt Neumiller, 2944 Neuzil Road SW, Oxford

Applicant: Matt Neumiller

Date of application: 06/29/21
Date of display: 10/02/21   (Rain date: 10/03/21)
Location of display: 2944 Neuzil Road SW, Oxford

Approximate start time: 8:00 p.m.
Approximate end time:  9:30 p.m.

Date that this application will be discussed by the Board of Supervisors: 07/28/21 work session
Date application approved/denied: 08/05/21 formal meeting 
Action taken: pending

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