Fireworks in PA – What are the regulations?
Fireworks in Pennsylvania are regulated by Act 74 of 2022. This original law was enacted in July 2022 and were amended in September 2022. Doylestown Township adopted an Ordinance regarding consumer fireworks, and it was recently amended at the March 21, 2023, Board of Supervisors meeting to incorporate the latest guidelines from the State.
Here are the latest regulations for Fireworks in Doylestown Township:
No consumer fireworks may be used, set off, or otherwise displayed within 150 feet of a building or vehicle.
Permitted Day: The use of consumer fireworks within the Township is restricted to the following holidays
--New Year's Eve
-New Year's Day
-Chinese New Year
-Memorial Day (including the preceding weekend of Memorial Day)
-July 2nd, July 3rd, July 4th (and the preceding and following weekends if July 4th falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of a given week)
-Labor Day (including the preceding weekend of Labor Day), and;
-On days when the use of consumer fireworks is permitted, Consumer fireworks may not be used during the hours of 10:00pm and 10:00am; Except on July 2, 3, 4 (and the preceding and following weekends if July 4th falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of a given week), and December 31st, fireworks may not be used past 1:00am.
The Township would like to remind everyone to be a good neighbor and be safe while using fireworks.