When Can I Set Off Fireworks in Topeka This Year?
It is illegal to use fireworks within the city limits except for the following dates and times:
- July 3rd, 10 am to 11 pm
- July 4th, 10 am to 11:59 pm
Violations are misdemeanors with a mandatory minimum fine of $250 which shall not be paroled. Violations may be punished up to a fine of $499 and/or 179 days in jail.
If you would like to report a fireworks violation please call 785-368-9551 or 911. Enhance the joy of this holiday period by practicing Safe Sane and Sober fireworks life-safety habits. For more information regarding the rules and regulations on fireworks, consult Municipal Code 8.35.070.
- Keep a source of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.
- A person under the age of 18 must be under adult supervision to discharge fireworks.
- Ignite fireworks on a pave surface if possible. If not, select a dirt area with no grass present.
- Never park your vehicle on dry grass or close to fireworks being discharged.
- Never attempt to relight a “dud” firework. Wait 10-20 minutes, and then soak it in water.
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Appoint a responsible person to be your designated igniter.
- Wet down ignition and fall out areas before lighting any fireworks to minimize the chance of fire.
- Never ignite or discharge fireworks into, under, or from a vehicle.
- Be aware of wind conditions. If it is too windy, then wait until such conditions subside.
- City ordinance prohibits the discharge of fireworks within 500 feet of the VA Medical Center at 2200 SW Gage Blvd.