Indiana State Fireworks Laws

INDIANA CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically permitted

Consumer fireworks that comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the U.S. Consumer Products Commission.

Location for use

Time limitations

Public Safety Fee

Age to purchase

A special discharge location, property of the person, or property of a person who has provided permission.

May be used only between 9am and 11pm on days other than holidays. On holidays (which includes Memorial Day, July 4th, and New Year’s Eve) fireworks may be used from 9am until midnight. Local authorities may further limit permissible use.

State law imposes a fee based on retail income.

18 years of age

DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display permit

Apply to State Fire Marshal at least 5 days before display date. Permit application must name the operator and set forth his experience. (For indoor pyrotechnics, 24 hour written notice must be provided to the local fire department.)

Insurance

Required: $10,000 minimum to $100,000 maximum personal injury insurance, $10,000 minimum to $100,000 maximum property damage insurance. However, for indoor pyrotechnics, the general liability coverage must be at least $500,000 for personal injury, and $500,000 for property damage.

Operator

Operator must be approved by the fire chief of the local fire department in which the display is to be located.

MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE

PERMIT FEES

Prior to shipment of fireworks, novelties, and trick noisemakers into the state, shipper must submit to the State Fire Marshal complete descriptions of items being transported, written certification that the devices are in compliance with Indiana law, and a $1,000 registration fee. Shipping crates must be labeled with exact number of pieces enclosed.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, and distributors must annually seek a certificate of compliance. Must send list on or before June 1 and apply before June 15th. Expires Dec. 31 of the year issued.

Manufacturer $1,000

Distributor $1,000

Wholesaler $1,000

Importer $1,000

Public Display $ 69

Retailer, retail stands

1-4 stands $ 276

5-10 stands $ 552

11-20 stands $ 966

21-50 stands $1,380

More than 50, $1,380 plus $35 for

each stand over 50

ENFORCING AUTHORITY

State Fire Marshal State of Indiana Indiana Government Center South 302 W. Washington Street, Rm E241 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (800)669-7362; (317)232-2222; (317)232-1407

Email: jgreeson@dhs.in.gov www.in.gov/dhs

LAW NUMBER

Ind. Code §§ 22-11-14-1 through 22-11-14-15; 675 Ind. Admin. Code 12-3-3, 12-3-9, 12-3-10

Updated 05/2016