Fireworks Stand Licensing
Barbara Gholson, County Collector, reminds those individuals or organizations planning to operate a fireworks stand in Cape Girardeau County, which includes all cities within the county, that each location is required to have a county merchant’s license. The cost of each license is $25.
The merchant license is available from either the Jackson office located in the Administrative Building, #1 Barton Square, Suite 303, or the Cape office located at 2311 Bloomfield Rd, Suite 102. Office hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, including the noon hour, Monday thru Friday.
Fireworks stands may be operated in the county from June 20 to July 10. However, each city may have a local ordinance stating different time frames.
A state license is also required for each stand, owners may contact the division of fire safety in Jefferson City for more information.
DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY
PO Box 581
JEFFERSON CITY MO 65102
PHONE (573) 751-2930
Other questions concerning the county license, please call 243-4476.