Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf is reminding Barry County residents that Michigan’s fireworks law was recently changed, and the changes affect when local communities can allow the use of legal fireworks.
Prior to the change in the law, there were 30 days a year that local governments could allow people to set off fireworks displays on or around federal holidays. Now, there are 12 days, Leaf said.
*Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.
*Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend until 11:45 p.m...
*June 29 to July 4, and July 5 if the date falls on a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
*Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend until 11:45 p.m.
Leaf encourages Barry County residents to use fireworks in a safe and cautious manner at all times.