Fireworks Regulations

Legalized Fireworks

  • Fireworks can only be discharged between June 29 - July 4.
  • They can only be used between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on those days.
  • Use of fireworks may not disturb the public peace, violate the City’s noise or nuisance ordinances or result in litter.
  • Sky lanterns are prohibited in the City.
  • Fireworks can only be used on private property with the permission of the owner, and cannot be discharged in streets, on sidewalks, in parks, on school property or on church property.
  • They cannot be used within 25 feet of other people or 50 feet of minors (unless on their own property), 500 feet from a gas station or when winds exceed 10 mph.
  • Fireworks cannot be launched from a public street or sidewalk which is a violation we see on a regular basis during this time period.
  • Lastly, nobody under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance can use fireworks.

Failure to observe these practices can result in a citation, or worse yet, an injury. Visit the Sterling Heights Fire Department page for more information on buying and selling fireworks as well as igniting and using fireworks

You can also view the Sterling Heights Fireworks Ordinance online.

If you observe any of these violations, you can call the Sterling Heights Police Department non-emergency line at (586) 446-2800.