Can Pennsylvania residents purchase fireworks?
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. You are probably aware that a new PA fireworks law took effect on October 30, 2017. At the outset, let me say that it has brought welcome, reasonable, and long-awaited change. My intention here is not to give you the many details of the new law. ( For all the details Google PA Fireworks Law, Act 43 of 2017 ) Rather, let me boil the new law down to the most essential points that directly affect you in your purchase of consumer fireworks. The first point and the cornerstone, of the new law, is that Pennsylvania residents are no longer required to secure a township permit in order to buy aerials or firecrackers. Thankfully, everything is legal for everyone! A second point, and one less publicized, is that consumer fireworks can now be legally discharged in Pennsylvania. There are several regulations governing their discharge with the two most prominent as follows: First, the individual is to be at least 18 years of age. And secondly, any discharge on public or private property must be done with the express permission of the property owner.