City of Southfield Fireworks Ordinance & Safety Reminder

July 2, 2020

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Southfield residents are reminded to use caution and good judgement while celebrating the Independence Day holiday this Fourth of July. Please observe all local, state and federal laws relative to the use of consumer fireworks. The recent high temperatures and dry conditions have created a dangerous environment for the discharge of fireworks. Residents are urged to use extreme caution when using fireworks and to be considerate of their neighbors, especially seniors, those with pets or veterans who may be suffering from PTSD. 

By city ordinance, a person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks in the city except on the following days and times:

  • (1) Between 11 a.m. on December 31 until 1 a.m. on the immediately following January 1;
  • (2) 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day;
  • (3) 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on June 29 and 30 and July 1,2,3 and 4;
  • (4) 11:00 a.m. -11:45 p.m. on July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday; and
  • (5) 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day.

Violation of this section shall constitute a municipal civil infraction subject to a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000). Of that fine, five hundred dollars ($500) must be remitted to the City of Southfield Police DepartmentThis ordinance was passed by City Council in accordance with the City’s continued efforts to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Southfield. The full ordinance can be read by clicking on the link below.

Residents are also reminded that there will be no rubbish or recycling collection on Independence Day and City offices and the library will be closed. 

Please celebrate Independence Day responsibly and do your part to ensure the safety of yourself, your family and neighbors!