Personal Fireworks BANNED in Indianapolis
Effective Saturday, June 30th (and lasting until Saturday, July 7th) all personal fireworks displays have been BANNED in Indianapolis and Marion County. Please be advised!! Mayor Ballard issued a local disaster declaration for Marion County due to the drought and threat of fire. In conjunction with that, the mayor signed the executive order banning personal fireworks displays. The orders, which take effect immediately are in effect for seven days, but may be extended.
The ban does not apply to professional fireworks displays sanctioned by the state. The emergency orders follow a number of burn bans throughout Central Indiana, including one issued last week in Marion County.
Non-compliance with the fireworks ban could result in up to $2,500 in fines.
Anyone wishing to report the unlawful use of fireworks is asked to call the IMPD non-emergency number at (317) 327-3811.
The mayor may rescind or extend the ban if Central Indiana’s conditions change. But according to the National Weather Service’s seven-day outlook, there is little relief in sight.