Michigan Fireworks Safety Act:
Effective January 1st, 2012, the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act allows the sale and use of fireworks to consumers. Some examples are roman candles, bottle rockets and other fireworks that leave the ground. For more information a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act has been released from the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and posted on the D.P.S. “Education” page of the website (www.pittsfield-mi.gov )
Reminder: Fireworks are prohibited in all township parks and parking lots.
Michigan Fireworks Safety Act of 2012 amended:
On June 12th 2013, the Michigan legislature amended the 2012 Fireworks Safety Act. The proposal would allow any city, township or village to enact an ordinance banning overnight "ignition, discharge or use" of consumer fireworks on the day before or after a national holiday. Local units of government already have the ability to limit usage on other days of the year. Smaller communities (townships and villages) will be able to prohibit use from 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. around all national holidays. A maximum civil fine of $500 could be imposed on violators.
Pittsfield Township local ordinance based on the 2013 amendment signed into law.
Code of Ordinances:
Chapter 14 – Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article VII “Fire Works”. See the last two pages of the report for details.