Fireworks Permit Reminder

June 13, 2020

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and Lee’s Summit residents need to review the laws regarding fireworks within the city limits as the dates and times have changed from last year.

July 4 Fireworks Usage: Fireworks can only be discharged on July 3 and 5 between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., and on July 4 between 10 a.m. and midnight. Each household is required to have a Fireworks Use Permit before discharging fireworks within the city limits.

Fireworks Use Permit: A free Fireworks Use Permit must be obtained each year. Permits are available from any licensed fireworks vendor within the City of Lee’s Summit, at City Hall during regular business hours or on their website at Permits are valid for the address listed on the permit where the discharge of fireworks will take place. To obtain a list of licensed fireworks vendors, call Development Services at 816.969.1200.

Fireworks Sales Permit: A Fireworks Sales Permit is required for the retail sale of fireworks and the application is only accepted in the spring of each year for a limited amount of time by Development Services. Vendors are asked to contact Development Services at 816.969.1200.

Fireworks Display Permit: A Fireworks Display Permit is required for public or private aerial fireworks displays (1.3 G) by commercial or private pyrotechnic operators in accordance with NFPA 1123, or 1126 for proximate fireworks displays. Display permit applications need to be submitted a minimum of 14 days prior to the display for review and approval.