Fireworks Permits

Fireworks permits

In an effort to prevent damage to property, reduce burn injuries, and protect lives, fireworks are prohibited within the City of Lenexa, as outlined in Article 3-6-B of the Lenexa City Code. A permit for public displays of fireworks may be granted, in accordance with the above stated article.

The following information is collected for processing Fireworks Permit, in the City of Lenexa:

  • The name of the organization sponsoring the display together with the name of the licensed person actually in charge of the firing of the display.
  • The date and time of day at which the display is to be held.
  • The exact location planned for the display.
  • A description setting forth the age, experience and physical characteristics of the persons who are to do the actual discharging of the fireworks.
  • The number and kinds of fireworks to be discharged.
  • The manner and place of storage of such fireworks prior to the display.
  • A diagram of the grounds on which the display is to be held showing the point at which the fireworks are to be discharged which shall be a minimum of five hundred feet (500') from the location of all buildings, highways and other lines of communication, the lines behind which the audience will be restrained and the location of all nearby trees, telegraph or telephone lines or other overhead obstructions.
  • A certificate of insurance stating that the applicant has a liability insurance policy in the minimum amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) for one (1) person and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) for injuries to or death of more than one (1) person and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) coverage if damage to property with a one million dollar ($1,000,000.00) annual aggregate. The certificate of insurance shall name the City as a certificate holder.

Additionally, every permitted public fireworks display shall have the number and type of standby fire apparatus as determined by the Fire Chief. A fee for the apparatus and assigned staffing will be required.

The definition of fireworks in the 2018 International Fire Code does not include the use of caps or snakes, but does include sparklers. Untethered sky lanterns are prohibited, under separate provisions of the 2018 IFC. All fireworks prohibited by this code are prohibited within the City of Lenexa.

Any person in violation of the above stated policies shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, publishable by Section 1-1-C-3 of the Lenexa City Code, unless otherwise specifically set out.