The Southfield City Council unanimously approved an amended fireworks Ordinance (No. 1612) at the June 27 City Council Meeting.
The ordinance amends sections 9.603 and 9.606 of the Southfield City Code to prohibit the use of consumer fireworks during the hours 12 midnight to 8 a.m. on the day preceding, the day of, and the day following a national holiday; and during the hours of 1 a.m. until 8 a.m. on New Year's Day. All violations will be subject to a municipal civil infraction with civil fines and penalties as provided in Section 1.703 of Chapter 15 of the City Code, not to exceed $500 for each violation.
The amended fireworks ordinance will take effect on Sunday, July 7, 2013 in accordance with the City's continued efforts to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Southfield.
For more information, contact the City Attorney's Office at (248) 796-5770 or visit www.cityofsouthfield.com.