As the Independence Day celebration approaches, it's always good to have a little refresher on the City's of Lee's Summit's rules and ordinances covering fireworks.
Residents with a Lee's Summit Fireworks permit are allowed to shoot fireworks on July 2 and 3 between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. and on July 4 between 10 a.m. and midnight.
A 2017 permit can be obtained at City Hall or downloaded from the City's web site. Permits are also available at any of the authorized fireworks stands operating in the City of Lee's Summit. The permit is free of charge and provides specific guidelines for fireworks use.
Official regulation for the City of Lee's Summit are:
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).
Consumer Fireworks with a classification of 1.4G
- Rockets on a stick (example: bottle rockets)
- Missiles with fins or rudders for the purpose of achieving aerodynamic flight; and
- Roman Candles, California Candles, Illuminating Torches, or similar items, with or without spikes, which contain wording on the caution label that is substantially similar to the following:: “WARNING SHOOTS FLAMING BALLS” or “WARNING SHOOTS FLAMING BALLS AND REPORTS”; and single or multi-shot parachutes, with night effects.
- Devices with an open flame that are independently buoyant and float uncontrolled (Sky Lanterns).
- July 2: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- July 3: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- July 4: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Must be 16 or older, unless supervised by a parent or guardian.
Restrictions on where fireworks are allowed
- Cannot use fireworks, including pyrotechnic devices in such a manner that, after it is ignited, will propel it, or any part thereof, such that it, or any part thereof, lands on property not owned by the person shooting the fireworks.
- Cannot shoot fireworks within 300 feet of permanent flammable liquid or gas storage or dispenser, or within 600 feet of a church, school, hospital, or mental health facility.
- Cannot be discharged within any structure; on property not owned by the fireworks shooter, or propelled onto property not owned by the fireworks shooter;
- Cannot shoot fireworks 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 animal.
- Cannot be discharged within 100 feet of a fireworks tent.
Purchasing 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.