It is currently illegal to light fireworks in Shelbyville city limits. The legal window opens at the end of this month.

Shelbyville City Ordinance 91.125 states that consumer fireworks are only allowed in the corporate limits of Shelbyville from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset from June 29- July 9. On July 4, they may be used from 10 a.m. until midnight.

All fireworks need to land on the same property they were fired from as well.

When used irresponsibly, fireworks can cause property damage, be an inconvenience, and also cause extreme bodily injuries. There have been no reports of fireworks in the last month, Shelbyville Police Chief Mark Weidner said.

“This is a busy time of year and we ask everyone to have patience with those who are abiding by the law,” Lt. Mike Turner said. “If you find yourself having issues with someone who is not following the state and local laws, you are asked to contact the non-emergency phone line (317-392-2511) and request an officer to come speak with those involved. Those who violate these laws can be subject to arrest.”

– Staff report