It wonít be legal
to use fireworks in the Town of Chesterton until Sunday.
Because Sunday is
June 29, the first day of the calendar year on which fireworks may be
lawfully discharged in town.
Town Code is far
more restrictive than state law when it comes to fireworks and prohibits
their use at any time with these few exceptions:
* From June 29
through July 3, only between 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset.
* On July 4, from
10 a.m. until midnight.
* From July 5
through July 9, only between 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset.
The discharge of
fireworks on any other days, at any other times, is a violation of Town Code
and liable on first violation to a fine of $100.
Meanwhile, the Fire
and Building Safety Division of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security
is urging Hoosiers to know the law about fireworks.
fireworks only from licensed vendors whose permit to sell--issued by the
Fire and Building Safety Division--must be displayed on the wall in the
store. If you donít see one, ask an employee to produce it. If the permit
canít be produced, call the State Fire Marshal at (317) 232-2222.
* Only those 18
years of age or older may purchase fireworks. Without a special permit,
moreover, it is only legal to buy 1.4G consumer fireworks, which include
bottle rockets and firecrackers.
information on Indianaís fireworks law, visit