Fireworks ordinances

June 25, 2014 

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone to have a safe Independence Day holiday by using approved fireworks responsibly.

City ordinances allow the use of approved consumer fireworks with a permit on July 2-3 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., and between 10 a.m. and midnight on July 4.

Fireworks may be purchased in the city after June 23 from one of the 20 approved tents, but may only be discharged July 2-4.

To use and possess fireworks within the city you must obtain a 2014 Lee’s Summit Fireworks Permit from City Hall, or one of the authorized local fireworks vendors, or download it from the city website at cityofls.net. The permit is free of charge and provides specific guidelines for fireworks use. One permit is required per household.

There is a video explaining regulations at the departments website: lsfire.net

Consumer fireworks not allowed in Lee’s Summit include:

●rockets on a stick (bottle rockets; missiles with fins or rudders for aerodynamic flight)

●roman candles or similar devices that are hand held

●parachutes that suspend illuminated materials

Use of sky lanterns also is prohibited.

Fireworks cannot be used within 300 feet of stored flammables such as gasoline; within 100 feet of fireworks stands; or within 600 feet from a church, school, hospital, or mental health facilities.

In addition, fireworks cannot be discharged within any structure; on property not owned by the shooter, or propelled onto property not owned by the shooter; into or at any motorized vehicle including watercraft, and at or near any person, group of people, or animal.

It is unlawful for anyone under the age of 16 years of age to possess or discharge fireworks, unless they are under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian.

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