When is it ok to light fireworks in Logansport/Cass County?

Last Updated on June 3, 2023 by Cass County Communication Network

We’ve compiled the following information from several sources including Logansport City Ordinances and Indiana Department of Homeland Security:

Within Logansport City Limits

Consumer fireworks may only be used, ignited or discharged within the corporate limits of the City of Logansport during the following times in observance of Independence Day and New Year’s Eve.

  • Between the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset on June 29-30 and July 1-3 and 5-9
  • Between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight on July 4
  • Between the hours of 10 a.m. on December 31 and 1 a.m. on January 1.

The use, ignition or discharge of consumer fireworks other than during the above time periods shall constitute an infraction and shall be subject to a fine of $100.

Firework questions or concerns, please contact the Code Enforcement office at 574-753-4381. If after hours, please contact the dispatch center at 574-722-6060.

Ordinance 2007-38 (above) regulates the use of consumer fireworks within city limits.

Fireworks are NOT permitted in Logansport’s parks.


Statewide

Here’s some info from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security:

Although many Hoosiers find fireworks entertaining, they can be overwhelming for many people, pets and wild animals. Remember to be considerate of individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other types of medical conditions. The loud, unexpected sounds caused by fireworks may trigger their symptoms. Late-night fireworks can also disrupt many people’s sleep. Similarly, pets and wild animals can also be sensitive to loud noises, flashing lights and strong smells. Many react in fear — hiding, shaking, barking or running away to escape the stressful environment. Take precautions to avoid upsetting neighbors and animals.

In areas of Indiana not limited further by local ordinances:

Become more familiar with the state fireworks laws in Indiana. It is also important to check local ordinances for any fireworks limitations that might exist in the area:

Fireworks can only be purchased by persons 18 years of age or older.

Fireworks use is limited to personal property, the property of someone who has approved the use of fireworks or a location designated specifically for the use of consumer fireworks.

Throughout the year it is legal in Indiana to set off fireworks from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., but this may be limited further by local ordinances. Citizens should check with local officials.

On state holidays it is legal to set off fireworks from 9 a.m. to midnight, but this may be limited further by local ordinances.

The times on the following dates are protected in Indiana for consumer use of fireworks and may not be prohibited by local ordinance:

  • June 29 to July 3: from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset;
  • July 4: from 10 a.m. to midnight;
  • July 5 to July 9: from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset; and
  • December 31: from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

All public fireworks displays must receive a state permit, which includes approval by the chief of the local fire department. A permit is needed not only to conduct the display, but also to possess and transport the fireworks used in these shows.

All fireworks manufacturers, distributors and sellers in Indiana are required to receive state permits. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) inspects these locations as part of the permitting process.

For more fireworks safety tips, visit www.GetPrepared.in.gov. Contact local officials for more information on local ordinances and fireworks limitations.

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