PA Fireworks Law

Community Notification: Pennsylvania has enacted House Bill 542 on October 30, 2017 which repealed and replaced the Fireworks Act of 1939. This new law basically redefines "consumer fireworks" which allows Commonwealth citizens to purchase "consumer grade fireworks".

There are 5 listed prohibitions which are the following:

1) A person may not discharge fireworks on public or private property without express consent to do so.

2) Fireworks cannot be discharged within or thrown from a motor vehicle or building.

3) Fireworks cannot be discharged into or at a motor vehicle, building, or another person.

4) Fireworks cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug.

5) Fireworks cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure.

These are the 5 "restrictions" on consumer grade fireworks listed by the state of Pennsylvania. Local municipalities may enact ordinances to further restrict the use of consumer grade fireworks.