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Northfield Township Police Department
Friday June 28th, 2019 :: 11:46 a.m. EDT


Celebrating with Fireworks in 2019

Celebrating with Fireworks in 2019

As the fourth of July approaches, the Northfield Twp Police would like to remind all of our residents that the “MI Fireworks Safety Act” mandates that Fireworks:

• shall not be sold to a minor (anyone under the age of 18)

• shall not be ignited, discharged or used on property owned by the public, a school, a church or the property of another person without that organization's or person’s expressed permission.

• shall not be used while under the influence of alcoholic liquor, a controlled substance, or a combination of both- this includes both consumer fireworks and low impact fireworks such as sparklers, snakes, snaps and poppers.

• shall not be sold unless the seller annually obtains, maintains and displays a consumer fireworks certificate. All certificates expire April 30.

• Shall be monitored by the Fire Department Commanding Officer should environmental concerns(dangerous conditions exist) require a no burning restriction.

As of January 2019, the new fireworks laws can reduce the number of days for fireworks and restricts late night and early morning use. Under state law fireworks can legally be used:

• Dec 31 after 11am until Jan 1 1am
• Memorial Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday until 11:45pm
• Fridays and Saturdays June 29th thru July 4th until 11:45pm
• Labor Day Weekend, Saturday & Sunday until 11:45pm

What types of fireworks are legal in Michigan?

Consumer fireworks
• Roman candles
• Bottle rockets
• Missile type rockets
• Aerials
• Reloadable shell devices
• Firecrackers
• Helicopter/aerial spinners
• Single tube device with report

Novelty Items
• Sparklers
• Snaps
• Poppers
• Snakes

Low impact fireworks
• Ground sparkling devices
• Ground-based or handheld sparklers
• Smoke devices

The Northfield Twp Police also remind our residents and their guests that between 10pm & 7am; it shall be unlawful for any person to create, assist in creating, permit, continue, or permit the continuance of, any unreasonably loud, disturbing, unusual, or unnecessary noise, which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of others within the limits of the Township of Northfield. (This includes setting off fireworks, other than the specified holidays)

Further, Yelling, shouting, whistling, loud talking or singing on public streets, particularly between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. or at any other time or place as to annoy, or disturb the quiet comfort or repose of persons in any office, dwelling, hotel or any other type of residence or of any persons in the vicinity is also unlawful.
Please use caution whenever you are handling explosives and combustibles.

Remember to use caution when handling explosives or combustibles.
Wishing everyone a Happy, Peaceful and Safe Summer!

Northfield Township Police Department
8350 Main St
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-449-9911

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