says that prior to the new legislation, the state prohibited municipalities from restricting the use of fireworks on 30 days each year. The new legislation gives more control to local governments, now protecting residents use of fireworks at the statewide level on just 12 days each year.
Unless your local municipality has enacted an ordinance banning fireworks on certain days, you are free to use fireworks on Memorial Day. However you may be subject to action from local authorities should your neighbors complain.
The new state law protects
citizens use of fireworks on the following days and times:
►The weekend of Memorial Day, Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 11:45pm.
►June 29th through July 4th from 11am to 11:45pm each day
►July 5th if
that day is a Friday or Saturday, 11am to 11:45pm
►December 31st until 1am January 1st
Outside of these times, municipalities may restrict residents use of fireworks. Sheriff Brian BeGole told Durand Now
that he is unaware of any Shiawassee County municipality ordinance restricting fireworks, but that the Sheriff's Office does not respond to these types of calls, as they are handled at the local level, so he may not be fully aware if or when a municipality were to create an ordinance.