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Posted on: June 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Fireworks


Please be mindful of the Township Fireworks Discharge Ordinance and your neighbors.  The following is an excerpt form Chapter 11, Article V, Section 11-178. 

(b) Prohibited ignition, discharge, and use. Except for the following, fireworks shall not be ignited, discharged, or used in the township:

(1) In compliance with a permit granted by the township board as provided in the Act.

(2) Consumer fireworks from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight on the days preceding, of,and after a national holiday, and for the first hour of New Year’s Day until 1:00 a.m.

(3) Low-impact fireworks by a person that is not under the influence of alcoholic liquor and/or a controlled substance.

(c) Consumer and low-impact fireworks use prohibitions.(1) Consumer fireworks shall not be ignited, discharged, or used on public, school,church, or private property of another person without the express written permission from the person or entity legally in possession and control of that property.(2) Consumer and low-impact fireworks, shall not be ignited, discharged or used by a person under the influence of alcoholic liquor and/or a controlled substance.(3) Consumer fireworks shall not be possessed ignited, discharged, or used by a minor,with the parental neglect and responsibility provisions in Article IX of Chapter 11 of the Waterford Charter Township Code applicable to this Ordinance.

(d) Consumer fireworks sales. As provided in and subject to punishment under the Act:(1) Consumer fireworks shall not be sold to a minor.(2) Persons shall not sell consumer fireworks at a retail location without prominently displaying the consumer fireworks certificate obtained under the Act for that location.

(e) Fireworks seizure costs. Payment of all costs incurred by the township police department under the Act in securing, seizing, storing, and disposing of fireworks that are in violation of the Act or this Ordinance, shall be the responsibility of all persons found guilty,responsible or liable for the violation. In recognition that the police department’s actual costs for any seizure will include having the personnel, equipment, and facilities necessary to store fireworks in compliance with the Act, costs to be paid shall be determined in accordance with rates and methods established by Resolution of the Township Board of Trustees.

(f) Violations/penalties. The sanction for violations of subsections (b) and (c) is a municipal civil infraction, punishable by a civil fine of not more than $500.00, with violations of subsection (c) also punishable by costs, damages and expenses as provided in Section 1-010(b) of this Code. Violations of the Act listed in subsection (d) for reference, are punishable under and as provided in the Act as state civil infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies, and not as violations of this Ordinance.(Ord. 7-23-12) (Ord. Rev. 6-24-13) (Ord. Re-Enacted with Amend)

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