By Assistant Chief Jim Eden,
Lee’s Summit Fire Department
As you celebrate Independence Day, please follow the City’s fireworks rules. Residents with a city permit may shoot approved fireworks on July 2nd and 3rd between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., and on July 4th between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight.
Approved fireworks may be purchased within the city limits from any of the twenty vendor tents. In order to discharge consumer fireworks on the approved dates within the city, a “2018 Lee’s Summit Fireworks Permit” is required for each household. A permit can be obtained at City Hall, one of the authorized fireworks vendors, or it can be downloaded at cityofls.net. The permit is free of charge and provides specific guidelines for fireworks use.
The City’s ordinance allows the possession and use of certain approved consumer fireworks (1.4G) within the City limits. Consumer fireworks that are NOT allowed include: rockets on a stick (bottle rockets); missiles with fins or rudders for aerodynamic flight; roman candles, and parachutes that suspend illuminated materials. Although not a firework, the use of sky lanterns is also prohibited.
Legal does not mean fireworks are safe, and should be used responsibly. Dry conditions this year also increase the risk of an accidental fire. Before shooting fireworks, make sure you have plenty of space. 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. When you are done, dispose of waste material in a safe manner- not inside with the regular trash.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend one of the many professional fireworks displays in the area, such as Legacy Blast on July 3rdt at Legacy Park in Lee’s Summit.
For questions about the fireworks, contact the Lee’s Summit Fire Department at (816) 969-1300, or visit cityofls.net. To report the inappropriate use, or illegal fireworks, contact the Lee’s Summit Police Department at (816) 969-7390.
Fireworks Regulations for the City of Lee’s Summit
|Consumer 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 any counter in City Hall (220 SE Green Street, 969-1139).|
|Fireworks Allowed:||Consumer Fireworks with a classification of 1.4G.|
|Fireworks Not Allowed:||
|Age Limits:||Must be 16 or older, unless supervised by a parent or guardian|
|What are the restrictions on where you can shoot fireworks?||
|Can 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 city ordinance.|