For immediate release: Jun 24, 2011
Posted by: [ISP]
Contact: Sergeant Noel Houze
Phone: (812) 689-8011 OR (800) 566-6704

Indiana Fireworks Laws

In less than two weeks the United States of America will be celebrating her 235th birthday.  As has been a custom for many years, many Americans will be celebrating this occasion with the use of fireworks.  Your Indiana State Police would like everyone to observe the following Indiana fireworks laws to make their holiday celebration not only legal, but safe.

Anyone who violates the above law can be charged with a Class C Infraction.  Further, if a person recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally uses fireworks and the violation causes property damage they can be charged with a class A misdemeanor.  If the misuse results in bodily injury the penalty enhanced to a class D felony and if a death results the penalty is enhanced to a class C felony.

Anyone who plans to use fireworks at anytime during the year should check local government entities for any local ordinances which may further restrict or have additional requirements for the use of fireworks.

Children using fireworks should be monitored closely by an adult.  Each year many children suffer severe burns to the hands and arms as well as other injuries due to improper handling of sparklers, bottle rockets, and firecrackers.  Do your part in making this year's celebration a safe one.

For more information on Fireworks Laws and Safety visit the Indiana Department of Homeland Security website .

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