With 4th of July just around the corner, it’s time to learn about Michigan fireworks law. Effective this year, private citizens may only use fireworks during certain hours on a limited number of days. In addition, local governments can now regulate the use of fireworks in their communities to a greater degree. Here’s what you need to know about Michigan fireworks law for a safe and lawful holiday celebration.Do You Have a Case?
Fireworks are allowed statewide on the following days:
However, officials from state and local governments and fire departments can prohibit fireworks at any time because of hazardous weather conditions.
Citizens can use the following types of fireworks as long as they comply with the specified days and times.
Those who violate an ordinance created by a local community will be fined $500 to $1,000, depending on the offense. Fireworks sellers who violate laws are subject to higher fines.
Although fireworks are legal, they are classified as hazardous substances under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). Every summer, thousands of people are taken to the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries. Therefore, it’s important to use fireworks safely. This includes sparklers, which can get hot enough to melt metal.
Here a few basic safety tips for using fireworks and sparklers:
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