MICHIGAN (WLUC) - The Bureau of Fire Services (BFS) recently announced the opening of the 2018 consumer fireworks application period and low-impact registration process.
All consumer fireworks applications and required plans must be submitted by midnight on April 1, 2018. Low-impact registrations can be submitted at any time but must be completed at least 10 days prior to the sales of any fireworks.
In 2017, applicants used a new system for submitting all fireworks applications for the fireworks application process. The BFS home page has been updated with changes for the 2018 application. All links, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), have been updated to reflect the Accela application system. Also, the step-by-step tutorials are current and available to assist with the introduction to fireworks, the application process, fire safety fee and citation online payment processes, and transfer requests.
The 2018 applicants will continue to have the ability to report their monthly sales and submit their safety fees online. However, applications will be denied for any applicants who have unpaid safety fees or are missing reports (certificate holders must report all zero sales for the 2017 fireworks season). Also, when submitting documents for 2018 applications, applicants MUST submit all required documents at the time of application or the application will be denied.
Applicants who have questions about the process may contact the Bureau of Fire Services by phone at 517-241-8847 (main line) or 517-373-7441 (fireworks line); or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.