The Westfield Police Dept. recently posted on its Facebook page directing citizens of Westfield to read up on the state and city ordinances regarding fireworks.
The use of fireworks within the city is prohibited at all times except for:
- Between the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset on Memorial Day weekend (Friday through Monday), June 29 and 30, July 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9,and Labor Day weekend (Friday through Monday).
- 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.
- Any other time and location duly authorized by the city by permit to be obtained prior to the scheduled event.
- Use of fireworks is restricted to property owned or authorized for use by the user.
- Fireworks use is not permitted on city-owned property, parks, roads, easements or other publicly owned property without specific approval by the Westfield Fire Chief or his designee.
- Nothing in this section shall prevent the fire chief, or his designee, from preventing the use of fireworks due to weather conditions or any other safety concern.
In addition to the city ordinance, the Indiana Code (IC 22-11-14-6) states fireworks must remain on the user’s property or that of someone who has given permission. Users must be 18 or older, or using the fireworks under adult supervision.
To view the City of Westfield ordinance, visit bit.ly/1AvxlZ9.
To view the state law, visit bit.ly/1iMpkYt.