Fireworks Complaints can be reported as they occur by calling 911. This enables dispatchers to log locations where violations to the Fireworks Ordinance occur.
Please contact Governor Tom Wolf's office or the office of your state representative to ask that ACT 43 be repealed.
You can use the form letter (PDF) by downloading it here (Espanol) and sending it to Governor Wolf, your State Senator, and State Representative via mail or through their contact form on their website.
|PA Governor Tom Wolf|
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
|Name||District Office||Captial Office||Website|
PA State Senator (14th)
164 South Market St.
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Senate Box 203014
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3014
Room: 337 Main Capitol
PA State Representative (121st)
152 South Pennsylvania Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
214 Irvis Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2121
PA State Senator (20th)
22 Dallas Shopping Center
Dallas, PA 18612
362 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120
PA State Representative (120th)
161 Main Street
Luzerne, PA 18709
B-14 Main Capitol Building
PO Box 202120
Harrisburg PA 17120-2120
More information about Act 43 can be found below.
PA State Fireworks Law
House Bill 542 was signed into law on October 30, 2017.
"Fireworks Tax: Incorporates the existing Fireworks Law into the Tax Reform Code and modernizes and expands the definition of legal consumer fireworks. Further imposes a tax at the rate of 12% on the sale price of consumer fireworks suitable for use by the public. The 12% tax will be in addition to the sales and use tax already imposed on such sales. The Department of Agriculture will continue to administer the Fireworks Law. The fireworks tax is effective October 30, 2017" Source: 2017 State Tax Summary: Act 43 of 2017
Pennsylvania’s residents and visitors should be aware of the law’s conditions and prohibitions, as referenced below:
Act 43 Section 2404. Use of consumer fireworks.
(a) Conditions.--A person who is at least 18 years of age and meets the requirements of this article may purchase, possess and use consumer fireworks.
(b) Prohibitions.--A person may not intentionally ignite or discharge:
(1) Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner.
(2) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices within, or throw consumer fireworks or sparkling devices from, a motor vehicle or building.
(3) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices into or at a motor vehicle or building or at another person.
(4) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug.
(5) Consumer fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure.
The complete version of the law can be viewed here.
These links highlight the most noteworthy changes:
PA Department of Agricultural Consumer Fireworks Information
Pennsylvania State Police Fireworks FAQs