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Fire >> Permits, Inspections and Development >> Burning Permits

Burning Permits

Open burning of trash and vegetation is prohibited by city ordinance and state law.


The open burning of brush by commercial clearing operations and private residents in agriculturally zoned areas is allowed by permit only. The Lee's Summit Fire Department enforces the requirements of the 2012 International Fire Code and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for open burning with a permit. A burning permit application may be obtained by calling the Fire Prevention Division at (816) 969-1317  or 969-1316 during regular business hours Monday through Friday, and scheduling an appointment to inspect the burn site. Once the permit is approved, burning is allowed when weather conditions permit.

Recreational and Cooking Fires

Recreational or cooking fires typically are camp type fires with a wood pile not exceeding 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Recreational and cooking fires are allowed by permit only. A permit may be obtained by calling the Fire Prevention Division at (816) 969-1300 during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Requests for recreational fire permits should be made 48 hours in advance to allow for inspection of the site.

Warming Fires at Construction Sites

Warming fires in barrels at construction sites are prohibited.

Contact Information:
Fire Prevention Divison
Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm