So, it's the 4th of July weekend and you're ready to blow off some steam, as in fireworks.
But you've heard that some of the laws of changed this year, especially in Sedgwick County.
What's legal where? Below is the official statement from the county that should help clarify things.
Sedgwick County has new laws regarding fireworks usage in the “unincorporated” areas of Sedgwick County.
These laws only apply to those residents who live in the unincorporated areas. “Unincorporated” defined is: if you are not within the city limits of any city in Sedgwick County, you are considered a resident of unincorporated Sedgwick County.
The county change in law has nothing to do with the law in the Wichita city limits. The laws regarding fireworks in the unincorporated areas reflect those of the state of Kansas: all fireworks classified as consumer (1.4g) fireworks by DOT are specifically permitted, except certain rockets. Any rockets mounted on a wire or stick, or any devices containing such rockets are specifically prohibited. The fireworks you buy outside of Wichita are very likely not legal in Wichita.
The fireworks you buy in the city limits of Wichita will be legal in Wichita. Please check local ordinances for your city of residence about what is legal or not. Also, please remember – don’t give sparklers to young children or any other fireworks.
Have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!
Follow the rules and please, be careful.