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Director Qualifications

The qualifications to be a Director of a Fire Protection District:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Reside in Missouri & District 1 year before election or appointment
  • Must no be federally employed if in a Missouri “office of profit”
  • Cannot be convited of or plead guilty to a federal felony or misdemeanor, a Missouri felony, or an offense in another state that is considered a felony in Missouri
  • Must have paid his or her taxes (candidates must file a copy of an affidavit of tax payments)
  • Must have paid any fees assessed by the Missouri Ethics Commission
  • May not be employed by an ambulance or fire protection district
  • Must be at least 24 years old
  • Must pay a $100 filing fee to the District
  • Must take and file an oath or affirmation of office with the County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
  • Must file a surety bond with the County Circuit Court Clerk's Office


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