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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Fireworks Reminder

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Fireworks laws have changed in Pennsylvania.

“House Bill 542 was signed into law on October 30, 2017. Under the new law, the Fireworks Act of 1939 was repealed and replaced in its entirety. The complete version of the new law can be viewed here. However, the questions and answers below highlight the most noteworthy changes.”

  • They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the property owner.
  • They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
  • They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
  • They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure.
  • They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug.

Troopers from the Greensburg Barracks enforce this law where and when appropriate and if you need to report a violation they can be reached at 724-832-3288.

If you call the station with a fireworks complaint, please keep in mind the above guidelines, also, please have information about who/what/where.

We ask all residents of the township to be mindful of their neighbors and neighborhood If they are setting off fireworks.

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