Fireworks in Topeka: Do You Know the Laws?

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

TOPEKA -- The Topeka Fire Department would like to address some of the most commonly asked questions regarding fireworks within the City of Topeka.

Can fireworks be ignited and discharged at anytime?

NO; Fireworks can only be ignited/discharged during the following times:
June 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, July 1st and 5th between the hours of 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.

The legal hours July 2nd, 3rd and 4th are between 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

What happens if someone is convicted of violating the City of Topeka’s Fireworks Ordinance?
The person will be convicted of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $250.00 to a maximum of $499.00, for each violation. In addition, to a fine the person may be sentenced up to 179 days in jail.

If I see someone violating the City of Topeka Fireworks Ordinance, what do I do?

If the violation involves the sale of fireworks, contact the Topeka Fire Prevention Division at 785-368-4000 and ask to speak with an Inspector.

For additional questions and answers to fireworks related concerns within the City of Topeka, please visit our website:
www.topeka.org
Click on the link; City Services Directory A – Z
Scroll down to section “F” and click on the link for Firework stands
When the webpage comes up, the FAQ link will be located in the upper right hand corner.

Additionally, please help to keep our community and streets clean by properly disposing of fireworks debris, after your celebration…Be Safe and enjoy this 4th of July holiday and fireworks season! This and other City of Topeka related press releases can be accessed on our website www.topeka.org.


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