Fireworks Rules and Fire Safety in Carmel

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The City of Carmel has enacted some ordinances designed to help keep all of our residents safe and help minimize disruption from loud noises and fireworks throughout the year. While there are a few holidays in American that are typically celebrated with fireworks or noise makers, city officials found it necessary to create a City ordinance limiting the days when residents can legally shoot off fireworks because the frequency of the displays were increasing causing a nuisance.


Click here for the full fireworks ordinance: Ordinance D-1968-09

Here is a summary of the fireworks rules in Carmel:

Legal consumer fireworks can be shot off between the hours of 5 p.m. and midnight on the following days:

  • June 29
  • June 30
  • July 1
  • July 2
  • July 3
  • July 5
  • July 6
  • July 7
  • July 8
  • July 9
  • Between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight on July 4th.
  • Between the hours of 10 a.m. on December 31st and 1 a.m. on January 1st.

Loud Noises

Click below for the full noise ordinance for the City of Carmel, which shows the rules and exemptions:
  Noise Regulations of Carmel City Code, Chapter 6, Public Health and Safety, Article 5, Division VIII, Section 6-158

Fireworks Safety Chart