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Fireworks GraphicYpsilanti Township has the right to prohibit the use of fireworks on any day of the year except for:

New Year’s Eve Fireworks permitted December 31st 11:00am - 1:00am.

Memorial Day Fireworks permitted Saturday & Sunday preceding Memorial Day 11:00am - 11:45pm. Fireworks are NOT allowed on Memorial Day (Monday).

Independence Day Fireworks permitted beginning the Saturday preceding and through the week leading up to July 4th, and July 5th if it falls on a Friday or Saturday 11:00am - 11:45pm.

Labor Day Fireworks permitted Saturday & Sunday preceding Labor Day 11:00am - 11:45pm. Fireworks are NOT allowed on Labor Day (Monday).

 

The Township Board has received numerous complaints from residents concerning the disturbances caused to their families, persons suffering from PTSD, and pets when fireworks are ignited late at night and into the early morning during the 30 National holidays identified in the 2013 State
Law; The Board believes that restricting fireworks during specified days and times to the State minimum, is in the best interest of the Township and its residents.

 

Fireworks violations can be reported to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office by calling (734) 994 - 2911 for non-emergency police service. Please include details about the location of the source of the fireworks violation to ensure the violator is more likely to be found.

A violation of the fireworks ordinance is a municipal civil infraction punishable by a $1,000 fine for each infraction.

Fireworks Resolution No. 2019-07 in reference to Fireworks Ordinance 2019-485.

Michigan Fireworks Safety Act Section 28.457 Local Ordinances

 

The Township legally cannot reduce days or hours regulated by the State. The Township can allow additional days, but do not. To express concern and need for change regarding this law, please contact the following representatives:
State Representative Ronnie Peterson at or (517) 373-1771
State Senator Jeff Irwin through senatedems.com/irwin/ or (517) 373-2406
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell through debbiedingell.house.gov or (734) 481-1100

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily