Fire Safety Ordinances

  • City False Alarm Ordinance
  • City Open Burning Ordinance
  • Operation of Barbecue Grills

    PA State Fireworks Law

  • House Bill 542 was signed into law on October 30, 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 new law can be viewed here.
  • These links highlight the most noteworthy changes: