ORDINANCE NO. 2007 -12
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 46 OFFENCES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, ARTICLE II. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND SAFETY BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 46-29.1 - REGULATION OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS
At their June 19, 2007 meeting, the Town Council approved Ordinance No. 2007-12 and the addition of new section 46-29.1 - Regulation of Consumer Fireworks.
The regulation section of that Ordinance is below. A complete copy of Ordinance No. 2007-12 can be viewed at:
Town of Griffith, Indiana
111 North Broad Street
Griffith, Indiana 46319
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
and Tuesday evenings until 7:00 p.m.
Section 46-29.1 Regulation of Consumer Fireworks
(a) Definition - "Consumer fireworks"
For purposes of this ordinance "consumer fireworks" shall mean consumer fireworks as defined by Indiana Code Section 22-11-14-1.
(b) Days and Hours of Use
(1) Consumer fireworks may not be used, ignited or discharged within the corporate limits of the Town of Griffith except during the following times:
(A) 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;
(B) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and twelve midnight on July 4; and
(C) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31st and 1:00 a.m. on January 1st.
(c) Use or discharge of fireworks which causes serious annoyance or disturbance to a neighborhood or the residents therein by loud, frequent, or habitual noise is declared to be a nuisance. It is unlawful for any person to conduct such activities.
(d) It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody and control of a minor under the age of 18 years to knowingly permit such minor to fire, shoot off, or discharge any fireworks within the limits of the Town of Griffith.
(e) Any person shall be liable for damage to person or property caused by the use or discharge of fireworks, and shall also be liable for costs of fire service by a responding fire department as defined in I.C. 22-11-14-1 or other emergency services necessitated by the use or discharge of fireworks.
(f) Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine in an amount of FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) for the first violation, payable at the Griffith Town Hall. Any subsequent violation shall subject the violator to a fine of up to TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($2,500.00) per violation. In addition to any fine and court costs violators shall reimburse the town for the cost of responding emergency services, if any.