As Memorial Day nears and the start of the summer holiday season begins, state Rep. Doug Wozniak today reminds Macomb County residents of new state firework laws.
“There are recent changes in state law that affect when Michigan families can celebrate with fireworks starting Memorial Day weekend,” said Wozniak, of Shelby Township. “It’s important people know of the changes so they don’t have any unexpected complaints from neighbors or issues with law enforcement.”
Under Public Acts 634, 635 and 636 of 2018, local communities will have the power to reduce the number of days on which fireworks can be set off from 30 to 12 if they so choose. The hours for fireworks could also be further limited to reduce late night and early morning use.
Local officials could restrict the use of consumer-grade fireworks except the following days after 11 a.m.:
- Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.
- Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend until 11:45 p.m.
- June 29 to July 4, and July 5 if the date falls on a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend until 11:45 p.m.
Those who violate time restrictions will be susceptible to fines. The governor, state fire marshal or Department of Natural Resources can ban fireworks use in instances of dry conditions under the new laws.