Find Out When You Can Legally Set Off Fireworks in Evansville City Limits
The Fourth of July is approaching and the fireworks stores are popping up all over the place but when can you actually use your purchases? The city of Evansville has an ordinance outlining those exact details. Here's what it says:
(2) No person shall use, ignite or discharge consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the City of Evansville except during the following times:
(a) Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset not to exceed 10:30 p.m. on June 29th, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd, July 5th, July 6th, July 7th, July 8th, and July 9th; and
(b) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4th; and
(c) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31st and 1:00 a.m. on January 1st; and
(d) Repealed by Ord. G-2015-28.
(e) Repealed by Ord. G-2015-28.
(f) If in any calendar year the City bans fireworks for the periods described in subsections (A)(2)(a) and (b) of this section (June 29th through July 9th), then in that calendar year only citizens may discharge consumer fireworks on additional dates as determined by the City Administration between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset not to exceed 10:30 p.m.
(3) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks on any public street or in any public park or public area within the corporate limits of the City of Evansville at any time.
(4) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks in a manner which causes them to land upon property owned or occupied by another person.
So basically, just because you can buy them right now, does not mean that you can use them. Do yourself (and your neighbors) a favor and wait until June 29th to set off your fireworks and remember to be safe and responsible with them.