City of Shawnee

Firework Sales

Starting in 2023, firework stands will be permitted in Shawnee around the Independence Day holiday. Up to five total stands will be allowed throughout the city, with one per ward and one floating location.

  • Starting on June 1, 2023, anyone interested in running a fireworks stand in Shawnee in 2024 will be able to fill out an online form requesting a temporary retail sale permit. Requests are due by 5 p.m. on July 7 and need to be sent to [email protected].
  • Businesses do not have to have an active Shawnee business license in order to apply for a firework sales permit if they are currently not operating within Shawnee. A City Business license is required prior to issuance of any temporary retail sales permits. 
  • On July 21, 2023, five applicants and five alternates will be randomly drawn.
  • Those five applicants and alternates will then have the opportunity to officially apply for a fireworks stand by August 15, 2023.
  • Priority will be given to Shawnee residents.
  • A $2,500 fee will be required for each of the fireworks stands.