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(A) Definition. For the purposes of this section, the definition of FIREWORKS shall be the same as that definition is stated in I.C. 22-11-14-1, which definition includes both consumer fireworks and special fireworks.
(B) Days and hours of use. Fireworks may not be used, ignited or discharged within the corporate limits of the city, except as follows:
(1) Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8 and July 9;
(2) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4; and
(3) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31 and 1:00 a.m. on January 1.
(C) This section shall not apply to supervised, public displays of fireworks by municipalities, fair associations, amusement parks and other organizations, all of which shall continue to be subject to applicable permitting requirements, and state statutes such as I.C. 22-11-14-3, 22-11-44-3.5, and 22-11-14-4.
(D) (1) The use, ignition or discharge of fireworks other than during the above time periods shall constitute an ordinance violation and shall be subject to the following civil penalties:
(a) First offense: warning.
(b) Second offense: $50.
(c) Third offense: $100.
(d) Every offense thereafter: $200.
(2) Each ignition or discharge of fireworks shall constitute a separate offense for purposes of this section.
(Ord. 10-2020-2, passed 11-17-2020)