Fireworks keeping you awake? Here’s what’s legal in Noblesville.
City of Noblesville Ordinance No. 50-10-09 states that consumer fireworks may only be used in the Noblesville city limits during the following days and times:
- Between the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset June 29 and 30 and July 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
- Between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight July 4.
- Between the hours of 10 a.m. Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. Jan. 1.
The ordinance also states that a citizen may only shoot off fireworks on his or her private property. Fireworks on streets, in parks, etc., are illegal.
Violations of the ordinance within city limits can be reported to the dispatch center’s non-emergency line at 317-773-1300 at any time.
Statewide, Indiana law also says fireworks must be used on personal property or on someone’s property where consent has been given. Every other day of the year, state law allows fireworks to be used between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m., except for holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve lengthens the allowed time to midnight. Near Independence Day, state laws are the same as Noblesville’s ordinance.
- 77 percent of all reported fireworks injuries occurred from July 1 to 7.
- 39. 5 percent of all fireworks injuries occurred on July 4.
- More than one third of all reported fireworks-related injuries were to hands or fingers.
- Eye injuries accounted for 11.7 percent of the total number of injuries.
- Firecrackers, rockets or sparklers caused 49 percent of the injuries.
- Fireworks use on private property accounted for 61.3 percent of reported cases.