Happy 4th of July!

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! With that being said, we would like to remind everyone of Pennsylvania 's law regarding use of consumer fireworks. 

Section 9404.  Use of consumer fireworks.

(a)  Conditions.--A person who is at least 18 years of age and meets the requirements of this article may purchase, possess and use consumer fireworks.

(b)  Prohibitions.--A person may not intentionally ignite or discharge:

(1)  Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner.

(2)  Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices within, or throw consumer fireworks or sparkling devices from, a motor vehicle or building.

(3)  Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices into or at a motor vehicle or building or at another person.

(4)  Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug.

(5)  Consumer fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure.

Section 9414.  Penalties.

The following shall apply:

(1)  A person using consumer fireworks in violation of the provisions of this article commits a summary offense and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.