The cost of operating a fireworks stand in Dickson County increased Monday night with the passage of an amendment to the county’s zoning ordinance. Nobody spoke during a public hearing at the county commission meeting and the amendment passed unanimously, raising the fee for a fireworks stand from $25 to $1,000. The amendment also incorporates all of the county’s safety and zoning requirements into the document, according to Planning and Zoning Director Donnie Thiel. The new regulations restrict fireworks stands to property zoned agricultural, commercial or industrial under a temporary use permit. A county business license and a state fire marshal’s permit also are required. Fireworks sales are restricted to 30-day periods around the July 4th and Christmas/New Year’s holidays, but the amendment does not establish specific starting and ending dates. There are requirements for signage, fire extinguishers and a minimum of 10 parking spaces in a gravel, concrete or asphalt lot. Thiel said the increase in the permit fee brings the county in line with what other counties and municipalities charge. The new regulations apply only to fireworks stands in Dickson County that are not subject to other ordinances within one of its municipalities.