Statewide Michigan Fireworks Law

The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act provides that local municipalities must allow fireworks to be lit:

  • the day before a national holiday
  • the day of a national holiday
  • the day after a national holiday

State law permits individual municipalities to regulate the use of fireworks within a specific time frame. Using fireworks outside what is specified by local ordinance is illegal, and fines may be imposed.

Local Fireworks Ordinances

City of Lansing

The City of Lansing fireworks ordinance only allows the discharge of consumer fireworks on the day before, the day of, or the day after a national holiday, including the 4th of July. In addition, fireworks may not be discharged between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. on the days they are permitted. Violating the Lansing fireworks ordinance may result in a $500 fine. The upcoming summer season fireworks allowable times are as follows:

Memorial Day
May 27, 28, and 29 from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m

4th of July
July 3, 4, and 5 from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Labor Day
September 2, 3, and 4 from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

East Lansing

According to the East Lansing City Code, residents are not allowed to discharge “consumer fireworks” between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. the day before, the day of, or the day after a national holiday. Failing to obey the local fireworks ordinance is a civil infraction, punishable by a fine up to $500. This means 2018’s summer fireworks times are as follows:

Memorial Day
May 27, 28, and 29 from 8 a.m. to 12:59 a.m.

4th of July
July 3, 4, and 5 from 8 a.m. to 12:59 a.m.

Labor Day
September 2, 3, and 4 from 8 a.m. to 12:59 a.m.

Furthermore, in East Lansing, you may discharge consumer fireworks only on personal property. Fireworks may not be discharged on public streets, sidewalks, school property, church property, or another individual’s property without permission. (Source: sinasdramis.com)