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Fireworks Regulations

Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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Fireworks Ordinance

On February 25, 2019, the Birmingham City Commission revised Ordinance No. 2092, which regulates the discharge of fireworks within the City to reflect changes introduced by State of Michigan House Bill 5939. The City under the law must allow fireworks during the listed days and holidays. 

The Fire Department strongly discourages the use of high-impact aerial fireworks in the City due to the risk of fire, injury, and noise pollution to neighbors and animals.  All violations of the firework Ordinance will be investigated and fines will be issued.  Please be safe and limit the use of fireworks.

View the complete ordinance

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 from:

  • 11:00 a.m. on December 31 - 1:00 a.m. on January 1
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on June 29 and 30 and July 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • 11:00 a.m. -11:45 p.m. on July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day

A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks on public property (i.e. sidewalks, streets, easements, etc.), 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 $1,000.00.

Damages (i.e. burns, soot stains, fire, etc.) from fireworks to the property of another person will be investigated and a fine of $500 fine may be issued.

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.