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The Lansing Police Department would like to remind residents of the Fireworks ordinance as well as provide you and your family with a few safety tips to adhere by so you are prepared for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
The City of Lansing fireworks ordinance (which complies with State Law) only allows the discharge of consumer fireworks on the day before, the day of or the day after a national holiday, including July 4. In addition, fireworks may not be discharged between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. on the days they are permitted.
Therefore, in the City of Lansing, fireworks may be legally set off during the following timeframe:
July 3, 2018 – between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:59 p.m.
July 4, 2018 – between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:59 p.m.
July 5, 2018 – between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:59 p.m.
Violating the Lansing fireworks ordinance by setting off fireworks outside of the above timeframe may result in a $500 fine.
Always purchase fireworks from an authorized retailer as evidenced by a displayed license and follow the manufacturer’s directions.
Never purchase fireworks packaged in brown paper.
Use of fireworks and sparklers should always be supervised by an adult.
Light fireworks one at a time, then immediately back away to a safe distance.
Always ensure that people and pets are out of range before lighting fireworks.
Light fireworks outdoors on a driveway or other paved surface at least 25 feet away from house and highly flammable materials such as dry grass or mulch.
Always keep a bucket of water or a running garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
Douse spent fireworks and sparklers in a bucket of water before discarding them.