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Open Burning Permit

Open burning of trash and vegetation is prohibited by city ordinance and state law without a permit


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 816.969.1300 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.