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.