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 2018 International Fire Code and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for open burning. A burning permit application may be obtained by calling Fire Prevention 816.969.1300 and scheduling an appointment to inspect the burn site. Once the permit is approved, burning is allowed when weather conditions permit.