To report illegal use of fireworks, please call the non-emergency Lansing Police Department line at (517) 483-4600.
City of Lansing Firework Ordinance:
The City of Lansing Firework Ordinance provides that fireworks can be lit within the following timeframes:
- From December 31st to January 1st between 11 AM and 1 AM.
- The Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day between 11 AM and 11:45 PM.
- From June 29th to July 4th between 11 AM and 11:45 PM.
- If July 5th Falls on a Friday or Saturday, between 11 AM and 11:45 PM.
- The Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day between 11AM and 11:45 PM.
*violation of the ordinance could result in a $1,000 fine per infraction*
Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.
Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage.
In 2017, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for fireworks related injuries; 54% of those injuries were to the extremities and 36% were to the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for more than one-third (36%) of the estimated 2017 injuries. These injury estimates were obtained or derived from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2015 Fireworks Annual Report by Yongling Tu.
Please read our Firework Safety Tips (PDF).