June 25, 2022

By Assistant Chief Jim Eden
Lee’s Summit Fire Department

Fireworks may be sold in Lee’s Summit after June 23 from the 18 approved and inspected tents. In addition, in the City of Lee’s Summit, residents with a 2022 Fireworks Permit may discharge approved fireworks on July 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. Fireworks permits are free and available at City Hall, any approved fireworks tents in Lee’s Summit, or on the City’s website, cityofLS.net.

The City’s ordinance allows the possession and use of approved consumer fireworks (1.4G) within city limits for persons 16 years of age and older. A parent or guardian must supervise persons under the age of 16. Consumer fireworks not allowed include:
Bottle rockets.
Missiles with fins or rudders for aerodynamic flight.
Roman candles.
Parachutes with nighttime effects
Sky lanterns.

Fireworks purchased outside of the City must be legal for discharge in Lee’s Summit.

Discharging fireworks on public property is prohibited. When discharging fireworks, have plenty of open space, avoid areas of dry vegetation or other combustible materials and have a water hose or bucket available in case of a small fire. Also, keep small children and pets out of the immediate area. When finished, dispose of waste material safely by wetting them down in a separate container – not with the regular trash.

For questions about fireworks, contact the Lee’s Summit Fire Department at 969-1300 or visit cityofLS.net. To report inappropriate use or illegal fireworks, contact the Lee’s Summit Police Department at 969-7390.