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The office will be closed the week of June 14-18, 2021.

FIREWORKS

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

Please be considerate of your neighbors and be extremely careful when handling fireworks!