Hoosiers are about to blow up fireworks for fun. Here are the laws pertaining to using fireworks per Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
- Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older.
- Fireworks may be used:
- on the user’s property;
- on the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks on that property;
- at a special discharge location.
- Consumer fireworks may be used only between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on most days that are not holidays. On holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve), fireworks may be used between 9 a.m. and midnight. On June 29-30, July 1-3 and 5-9, fireworks can be discharged until two hours past sunset. Check with local officials to see when fireworks can be discharged as local ordinances may further restrict usage.
Can someone please explain why we have such a broad date range to set off fireworks? The holiday should be the sufficient date unless there is a “rain date”. Right now we have 10 days that fireworks can be set off for the one July 4th holiday. For people with asthma or breathing issues, anxiety disorders, and other health issues like PTSD and pets with similar issues this many dates seems extremely excessive. When it is to the point that you can smell the fireworks in your own home, with the windows closed and air conditioning on, music or TV turned up, that’s a bit too much to have to endure for 10 days. Our laws should include reasonable responsibility for the well being of everyone dictating the policy, not the lack thereof. thank you