MARION COUNTY, Ind. – A Marion County ordinance dictating when residents can light fireworks takes effect June 28.
These are the hours that fireworks can be used on and around July 4 in the county:
- 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset June 28 through July 3
- 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4
- 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset July 5 through July 9
Under Indiana law, you must be at least 18-years-old to buy fireworks and someone who is 18 or older must be present when fireworks are being set off.
If you are not lighting fireworks on your own property, make sure you have permission from the person who lives there.
Violations of the ordinance are subject to the following fines:
- A $100 fine for the first offense in any 12 month period
- A minimum of $500 for the second offense in any 12 month period
- Up to $2,500 for the third and subsequent offenses in any 12 month period