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 Under the new law, the Fireworks Act of 1939 was repealed and replaced in its entirety.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.”
Here’s a quick synopsis:
- 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.
Officers of the West Mifflin Borough Police Department enforce this law where and when appropriate.
If you call the station with a fireworks complaint, please keep in mind the above. Also, please have information about who/what/where.
“There are fireworks being set off in the Morton Plan” isn’t terribly helpful.
If you’re setting off fireworks (naturally, within the State restrictions), please be mindful of your neighbors and neighborhood.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the way West Mifflin Borough handles Fireworks within the borough, Council Meetings are posted on the Borough Calendar.