The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act was amended by the Michigan Legislature in December 2018.

As a result, Bath Township enacted an ordinance to regulate the ignition, discharge, or use of consumer fireworks. The Township’s ordinance takes effect on June 26, 2019.

The following conduct is prohibited:

No person shall ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks within the Township, except as follows:

On the following days after 11 a.m.:

  • December 31 until 1 a.m. on January 1.
  • The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
  • June 29 to July 4 until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
  • July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
  • The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

A person cannot light fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another person without permission.

A person is prohibited from using fireworks while under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance.

Any person who violates any subsection of the Bath Township ordinance can be responsible for a municipal civil infraction, be subject to civil fines of $500.00 for each violation of the ordinance.

Any person that recklessly endangers the life, health, safety, or well-being of any person by the ignition, discharge, or use of fireworks or novelties is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days and/or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

Read Bath Township Ordinance No. 47.1

Police Department

Lyle Lindemulder, Police Chief
Email: llindemulder@bathtownship.us

Kristi Colby, Administrative Assistant
Email: kcolby@bathtownship.us

Bath Township Police Department
14480 Webster Road
Bath, MI 48808

Ph: (517) 641-6271

Fax: (517) 641-8189

Hours:
8:00 am – 11:30 am, Monday – Friday
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

After Hours Lobby Phone:
There is a telephone in the lobby of the Police Department. Pick up the receiver, and push the “Police” button to have an officer sent back to the station by dispatch.

Clinton County Central Dispatch (911)
9-1-1 is for Emergencies & Non-Emergencies in Clinton County, and (989) 224-6792 for calls from outside Clinton County.