We're coming down to it with the Fourth of July on Thursday, and already people are beginning their celebrations by shooting off fireworks. It's completely legal at this point to shoot them off, but there are still some ordinances that residents must adhere to.

Police appreciate it when people keep an eye on their communities, and report any wrongdoing, but specifically for fireworks complaints, there's a better way to do it, than tying up the 9-1-1 lines because your neighbors lit off some black cats well past midnight.

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As in years past, Kalamazoo has a number for fireworks complaints specifically within the city.

Should you witness someone commit a fireworks faux-pax, you're asked NOT to call the standard emergency line, but a direct, non-emergency line at (269) 488-8911. This will connect you with a representative, or a message machine that will take your report, and file it for police to address at their discretion.

For those who aren't as familiar with the fireworks laws in Kalamazoo, and most of the surrounding area, it is legal to shoot off fireworks from June 29th until Independence Day between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. In instances like this year, too, you can also shoot off fireworks on July 5th if it's on a Friday or Saturday.

But this year, there should be no more fireworks shot off on Saturday. If you do see or hear them, you're encouraged to contact the non-emergency number listed above.

The City of Kalamazoo encourages safe use and execution of fireworks displays, and only people with the proper permits can fire off fireworks of a certain size.

You can contact the city to see if you qualify for these permits.

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Though some of these fireworks may be banned in other states, these are the fireworks you can set off with no worries. Firework categories come from the Fireworks General FAQ document from the State of Michigan. Note: Display Fireworks need to be specially ordered are only allowed to be used by professionals and are not covered in this gallery.

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