To report illegal use of fireworks, please call the non-emergency Lansing Police Department line at (517) 483-4600.
Statewide Michigan Fireworks Law:
The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act provides that local municipalities must allow fireworks to be lit:
- the day before a national holiday
- the day of a national holiday
- the day after a national holiday
State law permits individual municipalities to regulate the use of fireworks within a specific time frame. Using fireworks outside what is specified by local ordinance is illegal, and fines may be imposed.
City of Lansing Firework Ordinance:
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).