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

Application for a display on June 28, 2024 from Harold Hopp at 3149 Sandy Beach Road NE, Solon

Date complete application received:  05/06/24
Date of display:  06/28/24  (Rain date:  07/05/24)
Location of display: 3149 Sandy Beach Road NE, Solon

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

Date application will be discussed by the Board of Supervisors:  05/15/24 work session
Date application will be approved/denied:  05/23/24 formal meeting 
Action taken:  approved 

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Application for a display on July 3, 2024 from All Night Shooters Fireworks LLC/Mitch Slocum at 5430 Fairview Cemetery Road NE, West Branch

Date complete application received:  05/29/24
Date of display:  07/03/24  (Rain date:  07/04/24)
Location of display:  5430 Fairview Cemetery Road NE, West Branch

Approximate start time: 8:30 p.m.
Approximate end time:  12:00 a.m.

Date application will be discussed by the Board of Supervisors:  06/05/24 work session
Date application will be approved/denied:  06/13/24 formal meeting 
Action taken:  pending 

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Application for a display on July 3, 2024 from Brien Whitford at 3550 Highway 382 NE, Solon

Date complete application received:  06/05/24
Date of display:  07/03/24  (Rain date:  07/05/24)
Location of display: 3550 Highway 382 NE, Solon

Approximate start time: 9:30 p.m.
Approximate end time:  10:15 p.m.

Date application will be discussed by the Board of Supervisors:  06/12/24 work session
Date application will be approved/denied:  06/20/24 formal meeting 
Action taken:  pending 

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Application for a display on July 3, 2024 from Michael and Cynthia Evans at 3581 Campground Court NE, North Liberty

Date complete application received:  06/11/24
Date of display:  07/03/24  (Rain date:  07/04/24)
Location of display: 3581 Campground Court NE, North Liberty

Approximate start time: 9:00 p.m.
Approximate end time:  11:00 p.m.

Date application will be discussed by the Board of Supervisors:  06/18/24 work session
Date application will be approved/denied:  06/27/24 formal meeting 
Action taken:  pending 

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Application for a display on July 6, 2024 from Mary Taylor at 1596 Bramblewood Dr., Solon 

Date complete application received:  04/22/24
Date of display:  07/06/24  (Rain date:  07/07/24)
Location of display: 1596 Bramblewood Dr., Solon

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

Date application will be discussed by the Board of Supervisors:  05/01/24 work session
Date application will be approved/denied:  05/09/24 formal meeting 
Action taken:  approved 

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Application for a display on August 3, 2024 from Steve and Meg Griffith at 1596 Bramblewood Dr., Solon

Date complete application received:  05/24/24
Date of display:  08/03/24  (Rain date:  08/04/24)
Location of display: 1596 Bramblewood Dr., Solon

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

Date application will be discussed by the Board of Supervisors:  06/05/24 work session
Date application will be approved/denied:  06/13/24 formal meeting 
Action taken:  pending 

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