Fireworks In Indiana: Usage 'Whens' and 'Wheres'

(The following was provided by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana law specifies the times and places Hoosiers can use fireworks.
State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson offers the following reminders to help foster safe and legal fireworks use.

When Fireworks Can Be Used On and Around July 4

·         9 a.m. until two hours after sunset June 29 through July 3.

·         9 a.m. to midnight on July 4.

·         9 a.m. until two hours after sunset July 5 through July 9.

Where Fireworks Can Be Used

·         On the user’s property.

·         On the property of someone who has given permission.

·         At a special fireworks discharge location approved by local authorities.

·         Using fireworks at any location other than the three listed above could result in a maximum fine of $500 per infraction.

·         Even if location regulations are followed, damaging someone else’s property with fireworks could result in a fine of $5,000 and one year imprisonment. Civil suits could result in additional penalties.

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