Michigan's New Fireworks Law In Effect For Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2019 - 12:35 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - If you're planning to set off fireworks this holiday weekend, keep in mind that Michigan has some new regulations.

Individuals 18 and older are permitted to use fireworks on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend until from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Legislation passed late last year reduced the days fireworks could legally be used from 30 to 12, including:

  • 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.

Also, individuals cannot light fireworks on personal property such as schools, churches or the property of another person without permission.

Violators could face a $1,000 fine.