Follow Ordinances Pertaining to Fireworks

 There are laws governing when fireworks can be ignited in cities and towns in Indiana.

For instance, in the city of Knox, the use, discharge or ignition of consumer fireworks by any person or other entity is prohibited in the corporate limits except between the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset from June 29 to July 3 and from July 5 to July 9. On July 4, fireworks may be discharged from 10 a.m. to midnight.

The use of consumer fireworks on any public street or in any public park is prohibited at all times. According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, fireworks may be discharged only on your property, the property of someone who has granted permission to discharge fireworks, or at special discharge locations.

You may view the ordinance for the city of Knox by accessing this link where it outlines more details and fines associated with penalties in this ordinance. You will need to type “fireworks ordinance” in the search option on the link.

Check with your clerk’s office to be sure you follow the proper guidelines this Fourth of July holiday.