State of Indiana Fireworks Laws

Types of Fireworks Permitted

  • Consumer Fireworks - 50mg - bottle rockets, roman candles, fire crackers, etc.
  • Sparklers, ground spinners, cone fountains, wheels, cylindrical fountains
  • Special Fireworks - 1.3G - fireworks for which a permit is obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives prior to purchase, storage, or use.


  • Fireworks may only be purchased by individuals age 18 or older.
  • Children may only possess or use any kind of firework when an adult is present.
  • Fireworks may only be used:
    • On the user's property
    • On the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks on their property
    • At a special discharge location (a place designated by the State Fire Marshal for temporary discharge of consumer fireworks.
  • Fireworks may only be used:
    • Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on days other than holidays
    • From 5:00 p.m. until 2 hours past sunset from June 29 - July 3
    • From 10:00 a.m. - Midnight on July 4 (Independence Day)
    • From 5:00 p.m. until 2 hours past sunset from July 5 - July 9
    • From 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. on New Years Eve


  • Violation of fireworks laws and restrictions may result in a Class A or Class C misdemeanor charge.

Fireworks Safety Tips

  • Never let children handle, play with, or light any fireworks.
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place out of children's reach.
  • Always purchase your fireworks from licensed fireworks dealers.
  • Use a clear, open area. Keep audience a safe distance away from the shooting site.
  • Never attempt to re-light, alter, or fix any firework item.
  • Have a fire extinguisher, water supply, hose, or bucket of water nearby.
  • Be cautious lighting any fireworks during strong wind conditions and light fireworks with wind blowing away from spectators.
  • Never aim, point, or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Always use fireworks outdoors.