Ludington, Scottville restrict fireworks hours over holiday

July 4, 2014

While Michigan state law allows for the launching and use of fireworks on federal holidays, along with the day before and day after, the law also allows municipalities to put some restrictions on fireworks usage. Last year the cities of Scottville and Ludington amended their ordinances to ban the use of fireworks during those days between 1 to 8 a.m.

Fireworks are also not allowed on any type of public property, including streets, sidewalks and city or school parking lots.

With the exception of the above mentioned dates, fireworks are banned in Scottville city limits.

Ludington allows the discharge and use of consumer fireworks between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. It defines consumer fireworks as devices designed to produce visible effects by combustion. Display fireworks are defined as large fireworks devices that are explosive materials intended for use in fireworks displays and designed to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration or detonation. Display fireworks are not allowed, without a permit, with the exception of the day before, day of and day after a federal holiday.

A $500 fine could be issued for violations in either city.

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