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Know the laws for fireworks

June 19, 2014
CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — The rocket's red glare and bombs bursting in air can get old.

And not just for the British.

City of Grosse Pointe officials this week adopted an ordinance regulating the discharge of fireworks.

Regulations mirror the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, amended in 2013 to end a preemption of tougher local standards.

Igniting fireworks now is limited to the day before, of and the day after federal holidays, except between midnight and 8 a.m., according to Section 46-182 of the city code.

Fireworks on New Year's Day are prohibited between 1 and 8 a.m.

Other limitations are:

"A person shall not ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property or the property of another person without that organization's or person's express permission to use those fireworks on those premises."

Exceptions may be granted if submitted to the city council in writing.

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