Indiana State Smokefree Air Law
The Smoke-Free Air law for the State of Indiana, House Enrolled Act # 1149, became effective on July 1, 2012. This law prohibits smoking in most public places and places of employment and within 8 feet of entrances. There are a few exceptions to the law, but the majority of businesses are affected. The state law requires two indoor "No Smoking" signs to be posted within every smokefree business. The state law also requires signage on every public entrance stating that smoking is not allowed in the building or within 8 feet. This sign should be posted in all cities and counties that do not have a more restrictive law. If the law is more restrictive, they should have a sign that reflects the number of feet from the door in which smoking is banned. This means that ALL businesses in Vanderburgh County should have a sign that says smoking is not allowed within 10 FEET of the building.
Please see http://www.in.gov/atc/ for information on the new law including printable signage for businesses. If you have further questions, please contact our office at 812-488-5000.
Evansville and Vanderburgh County Smokefree Air Ordinances
The Evansville smokefree air ordinance went into effect April 1, 2012. The Vanderburgh County smokefree air ordinance went into effect on July 1, 2011. Nearly all places of employment are covered with the exception of tobacco retailers and riverboats. Smoking is prohibited within 10 feet of all smokefree buildings. Businesses in Vanderburgh County and the City of Evansville should have signage on all doors stating that smoking is prohibited within 10 feet. They should also have two indoor "No Smoking" signs to be in compliance with the state law.
For more information on the new law, including printable signage, please visit the Vanderburgh County Health Department at
To report a violation of the ordinance in Evansville or Vanderburgh County, please call the Vanderburgh County Health Department at (812) 435-5695.