WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day, is right around the corner.
Many Wichitans will choose to celebrate the holiday by shooting off fireworks. If you plan on doing so within the city limits, there are a few things you should know:
Dates and times
Fireworks will be sold this year from Monday, June 27, through Tuesday, July 5.
Fireworks can be fired on those same dates from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
The only fireworks allowed to be shot off in the Wichita city limits are ones that have been tested and approved by the Wichita Fire Department.
Fireworks in Wichita must not have sparks higher than six feet or be labeled as “shooting flaming balls.”
Any violations can result in the following:
- A $250.00 ticket, plus court costs
- Adults being cited for juveniles violating the ordinance
- Property owners/occupants being held responsible for violations of the ordinance on their property
According to the City of Wichita, there will be increased enforcement focused on writing citations for violations and confiscating illegal fireworks.
For fast facts on fireworks, in both English and Spanish, click here.
The non-emergency phone number 316-290-1011 will be available from Friday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 5, every night from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. The number functions as an alternative to 911 and is meant to receive calls for non-emergency nuisances that do not pose a threat to life or property. Examples include complaints pertaining to parties, excess noise and fireworks, etc.