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Fireworks Regulations

Fireworks Ordinance
On June 25, 2012, the Birmingham City Commission adopted Ordinance No. 2092, which regulates the discharge of fireworks within the City.  The ordinance became effective on July 1, 2012.

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To report violations, please call 248.530.1870.

Summary
It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks, as such term is defined in the Ordinance except for the use of consumer fireworks on the day preceding, the day of, or the day after the following national holidays:

  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January
  • Washington’s Birthday, the third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day, the last Monday in May
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, the first Monday in September
  • Columbus Day, the second Monday in October
  • Veterans Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day, December 25.

A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another person without that organization's or person's express permission to use those fireworks on those premises. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person that violates this subsection is responsible for a civil infraction and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $500.00.

Consumer fireworks shall not be ignited, discharged or used by a person under the influence of alcoholic liquor or controlled substance or a combination of both.

Low-Impact fireworks shall not be ignited, discharged or used by a person under the influence of alcoholic liquor or controlled substance or a combination of both.

Unmanned Free-Floating Devices. Any unmanned free-floating device (sky lantern) which requires fire underneath to propel it and is not moored to the ground while aloft, have an uncontrolled and unpredictable flight path and descent area so as to pose a potential fire risk and are therefore prohibited.