Recently the FCC has basically admitted that cell phones really don’t cause an issue for the aircraft, it’s simply no-one wanted to listen to your phone blabbering. I think firework laws are pretty much the same thing…. if you have health insurance blow-away for all I care just don’t keep me awake!
I have absolutely no authority but I make the following rules anyway:
- If it’s the 4th - Don’t report your neighbors… come-on it’s the 4th! If you call to report a neighbor before midnight you don’t deserve this country.
- Any other day, 10PM cutoff… report away!
Alright, now that we are all on the same page, here is the actual rundown for your city:
De Soto - Fireworks are allowed July 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight.
Gardner - Fireworks are illegal.
Kansas City, KS - You can not use bottle rockets or sky rockets. The rest are legal. The fine is not less than $500 or more than $1,500 or 90 days in jail, or both.
Leavenworth - Fireworks are illegal.
Leawood - Fireworks are illegal.
Lenexa - Fireworks are illegal. However, fireworks DO NOT include sparklers, snakes, smoke bombs, auto flares; paper caps containing an average of twenty-five hundredths (.25) of a grain of explosive content per cap or less; and toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices for use of such caps.
Olathe - The International Fire Code as adopted by the City of Olathe prohibits the sale, use or possession of all fireworks within the city limits, even sparklers.
Overland Park - Fireworks are illegal.
Prairie Village - Fireworks are illegal.
Shawnee - All fireworks are illegal including sparklers and with the exception of snakes and caps. If you violate the ordinance, you could face a fine of up to $500 and/or six months in jail.
Belton - Fireworks are legal from June 28 through July 4 with the exception of bottle rockets, sky rockets and Roman candles. No fireworks may be exploded between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. except for Sundays, at which time the morning period of restriction shall be extended to 12 noon. No fireworks shall be exploded during the hours of any religious service in the vicinity where such services are being conducted. Throwing or discharging fireworks from a moving vehicle of any type is prohibited. Throwing or discharging of fireworks on any public property, including streets and parks, is prohibited.
Blue Springs - You can not use bottle rockets, rockets of all types and size and any fireworks that go up in the air and have a cylinder or cartridge that will not burn up completely before landing. Your fireworks must land on your own property and must endanger and person or property. You can only use fireworks on July 1-3 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m., and on July 4 from 10 a.m. to Midnight. If you violate the rules, you could face a fine of at least $25 up to $150, or prison time.
Gladstone - This ordinance makes it unlawful to offer for sale, the selling or purchasing, using, igniting, displaying, discharging or possessing of fireworks illegal. The Ordinance also specifies that “fireworks” does not include toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices in which paper caps containing twenty-five hundredths grain of explosive compound are used; provided they are so constructed that the hand can not come into contact with the cap when in place for use.
Grandview - Fireworks are illegal.
Independence - Consumer grade fireworks will be permitted within the city limits. Anyone 16 and older may use consumer grade fireworks between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. from Friday, July 3 and Sunday, July 5; and from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, July 4. Fireworks can be sold beginning Tuesday, June 23 until noon Sunday, July 5.
Kansas City, MO - All fireworks are illegal, even sparklers. The fine is up to $500 and, or jail time.
Lee’s Summit - Must acquire permit. Permit allows the use of approved consumer fireworks with a permit on July 2 and 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., and on July 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and Midnight.
Liberty - Fireworks are legal from the July 1-5. No aerial devices are allowed.
Raymore – Fireworks may only be discharged on the following dates: July 1, 2, and 3 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.; and July 4 from 10 a.m. until 12 Midnight. It is unlawful to discharge fireworks in any business district, street, park, or any other public property in the city limits of Raymore.
Raytown - Fireworks are illegal.