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Ever since the law regarding fireworks changed in 2017, fireworks displays have become a source of contention between neighbors. Below are the answers to frequently asked questions concerning the state law. Select the “Ordinance” tab for additional information regarding fireworks’ displays in Letterkenny Township.
Q: What are the restrictions on where fireworks can be used?
- They may not be ignited or discharged on public or private property without express permission from the property owner.
- They may not be discharged from, within, or toward a motor vehicle or building.
- They may not be discharged within 150 feet of a home or other occupied structure.
- They may not be discharged by any person under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other controlled substance.
Q: Which fireworks are Pennsylvania residents allowed to purchase and use?
Consumers may purchase and use “Class C” or “consumer-grade” fireworks, which includes firecrackers, Roman candles, bottle rockets, and similar fireworks that contain a maximum of 50 milligrams of explosive material. “Display fireworks,” which are classified as including salutes that contain more than two grains or 130 milligrams of explosive materials, and “professional-grade” aerial shells containing more than 60 grams of pyrotechnic compositions, are only to be used by certified operators who have obtained a permit from Letterkenny Township.
Q: Who can purchase fireworks? Anyone 18 years of age or older