City of Goshen reminds residents of fireworks regulations ahead of July 4

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen is reminding residents of the city’s fireworks regulations as Independence Day celebrations approach.

Consumer fireworks are allowed from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset (or until approximately 11:30 p.m.) from June 29 through July 9 with the exception of July 4.

On July 4, fireworks are allowed from 10 a.m. until midnight.

Any other times must be approved by the Board of Works and must be on real estate owned by a government entity.

Violation fines can be up to $500 per incident.

Residents can report a violation by calling 533-4151. Callers must provide an exact address of where the violation is occurring.

The following fireworks are not limited to certain dates and times by local ordinance:

  • Dipped sticks or wire sparkers
  • Cylindrical or cone fountains
  • Illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, filter sparklers, snakes, or glowworms
  • Smoke devices
  • Trick noisemakers (like party poppers, snappers, trick matches, etc.)

Total pyrotechnic composition cannot exceed 100 grams her item and chlorate and perchlorate salts cannot exceed 5 grams per item.

Local regulations apply to “consumer fireworks” as defined in state statutes.

For more information, visit The City of Goshen on Facebook.

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