Know Missouri's fireworks laws in time for Independence Day

Know Missouri's fireworks laws in time for Independence Day

MISSOURI (KFVS) - This weekend hundreds of millions of Americans will be celebrating America's independence which is Saturday, July 4.

While the state of Missouri has few regulations on the purchase and use of fireworks, the Missouri Office of the State Fire Marshall suggests you look into the ordinances in your county, city and village because many governments have ordinances banning fireworks.

The state does have several laws regarding the sale of fireworks. Seasonal retailers are legal in Missouri from June 20 to July 10. State permits should be displayed at all seasonal retail locations.

Anyone with concerns about a fireworks dealer or the types of fireworks being sold by a dealer should call the State Fire Marshal's office at (573) 751-2930.

Permits for display fireworks may be granted to municipalities, fair associations, amusement parks, organizations, persons, firms or corporations. For more information on firework permits, visit fireworks displays.

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