Are Fireworks Legal in Indiana?

ARE FIREWORKS LEGAL IN INDIANA?

 

Mostly! While fireworks are easily purchased and used in Indiana, there are some important distinctions and rules to be aware of. We know it can be hard to keep it all straight, which is why we’ve broken down the laws for you to keep you safe, having fun, and compliant when purchasing fireworks online.

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WHAT FIREWORKS ARE LEGAL IN INDIANA?

general, Indiana divides fireworks into two separate categories:

1. Novelty and low-impact fireworks: this includes sparklers, firecrackers, and other novelty fireworks.

2. Consumer "Safe and Sane" fireworks: to access these types of fireworks, you need to buy them from a licensed retailer who has a permit from the US Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireworks, and Explosives

In addition to all novelty and low-impact fireworks, legal consumer fireworks include:

  • Sparklers
  • Wheels
  • Cylindrical and Cone Fountain Fireworks
  • Bottle Rockets
  • Ground Spinners
  • Roman Candles
  • Firecrackers


WHEN ARE FIREWORKS LEGAL IN INDIANA?

The sky’s pretty much the limit when it comes to using fireworks in Indiana. Consumer fireworks may be used between 9am-11pm, and until 12pm on four holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • The Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • New Year’s Eve


Keep in mind that this might be superseded by local ordinances. A few examples include:

  • Marion County: Fireworks are permitted from 5pm until two hours after sunset during the week before and after July 4, and are allowed from 10am to midnight on July 4 itself
  • Avon: Fireworks are permitted from at 5pmuntil two hours after sunset during the week before and after July 4, and are allowed from 10am to midnight on July 4 itself
  • Carmel: Fireworks are permitted from at 5pmuntil two hours after sunset during the week before and after July 4, and are allowed from 10am to midnight on July 4 itself


Note: There may be HOA restrictions in your area, so be sure to check before using any fireworks!

WHERE CAN I BUY FIREWORKS IN INDIANA?

You can swing by a licensed retailer online or in-person in Georgia—or you can purchase fireworks online anytime with Red Apple and have them delivered straight to your door! Whether you’re looking for a finale-worthy extravaganza or simple sparklers for the family, our online store boasts endless options to light up the sky (and with bulk pricing for everyone, that means major savings for you!). Explore all we have to offer and buy fireworks online with us now!