Fireworks: Lee’s Summit Ordinances and Guidelines
June 25, 2011
can only be discharged on July 2 and 3 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and on
July 4 between 10:00 a.m. and midnight. Before planning to shoot fireworks
within the city limits, you must first obtain a permit. Permits may be obtained
free of charge from one of the licensed fireworks vendors within the City or at
City Hall during regular business hours (220 SE Green or call 969-1000).
Permits are valid for the address listed on the permit at which the discharge
will take place. To obtain a list of licensed vendors, please call Planning
& Development at 969-1600.
Fireworks Sales Permit is required for the retail sale of fireworks. A limited
number of permits are issued each year by the Planning and Development
Department. The permit must be displayed on the premises. Vendors wishing to
sell fireworks in Lee’s Summit must fill out a Fireworks Sales Application.
Lee’s Summit City Council has established a fireworks ordinance for the sale
and use of consumer fireworks. The new ordinance clearly defines the type, and
times of use of certain types of consumer fireworks.
following table summarizes the fireworks ordinance:
Permits: A permit is required
for each household discharging fireworks within the city limits. Permits are
free and can be obtained at any authorized vendor in Lee’s Summit or the
Finance Department at City Hall (220 SE Green Street, 969-1139)
Allowed: Consumer Fireworks
with a classification of 1.4G.
Not Allowed: Rockets on a stick,
California Candles, Rockets with fins (missiles with fins or rudders for the
purposes of aerodynamic flight), Missiles with fins or rudders for the purpose
of achieving aerodynamic flight and Roman candles or devices with the words on
the caution label: “Candle,” “Warning Shoots Flaming Balls,” “Warning Shoots
Flaming Balls And Reports,”
Times/Dates: July 2; 10 a.m. to
11 p.m., July 3; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., July 4; 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Fireworks no
longer allowed on July 5.
Limits: Must be 16 or older,
unless supervised by a parent or guardian.
are the restrictions on where you can shoot fireworks?: Cannot shoot fireworks within 300 feet of stored
flammable gasoline; 100 feet where fireworks are stored or sold; or 600 feet
from a church, school, hospital or mental health facility. Cannot shoot
fireworks within any structure, property not owned by the person, into or at a
motorized vehicle including watercraft (except where a display permit has been
issued for a floating vessel) or at or near any person, group of people or
you purchase fireworks in Lee’s Summit?:
You can purchase fireworks from any of the authorized vendors within the city
limits of Lee’s Summit. Fireworks sold outside of the city limits may not be
discharged in the city limits unless they are allowable fireworks under the
Before shooting fireworks, be aware of
conditions in the area where fireworks are being discharged. Avoid areas of dry
vegetation or other combustible materials and have a water hose or bucket
available in case of a small fire. Keep small children and pets out of the
immediate area. Please properly dispose of waste material in a safe manner.
this Independence Day in a safe fashion by using fireworks wisely or by
attending one of the several professional fireworks displays in the area. Come
out and enjoy the annual Legacy Blast at Legacy Park, sponsored by the City of
Lee’s Summit and Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation.
Display Permits are required for public or private aerial fireworks displays
(1.3G) by commercial or private pyrotechnic operators.
you have any questions about the fireworks regulations, firework display
information, or information on keeping safe, please contact the Lee’s Summit
Fire Department at 207 SE Douglas Street or call (816)969-1303.