The state of Michigan may have removed the ban on the sale and use of many types of powerful or airborne fireworks, such as bottle rockets and Roman candles, but the City of Dearborn wants residents to know that they’ll still be enforcing proper, legal and safe use of the explosives this summer.
The city is currently exploring altering its fireworks-related ordinances to mirror state law, as well as to strengthen provisions relating to noise, safety and property violations–including setting off fireworks on any property but one’s own.
The City of Dearborn released a message with laws and tips residents should be aware of:
- No one is allowed to use fireworks on public properties, including schools, churches, government buildings, city streets and parks.
- You cannot discharge fireworks while under the influence of alcoholic beverages.
- It is illegal for a minor under the age of 18 to purchase or discharge consumer fireworks.
- The police will still be enforcing the city’s noise ordinance, within the provisions of the state law, and issue violations when necessary.
- To avoid serious injuries, residents are asked to exercise caution when discharging fireworks. Residents will be held accountable for any injury or property damage caused by discharging fireworks.
Dearborn residents are encouraged to call 313-943-3030 to anonymously report unsafe activity in their neighborhood, or to call 911 if there is a dangerous or emergency situation.