Fireworks Prohibited.

Penbrook Borough continues to prohibit the use of virtually all fireworks, despite the changes to the Pennsylvania law.  Fines and court costs can be assessed for violations of the ordinance.  The full text of the Borough’s Ordinance is included below.

Chapter 136


[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Penbrook 6-1-1981 by Ord. No. 81-5 as Ch. IV, Art. 13, of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 136-1.  Prohibited acts.

On and after the passage of this chapter, no person shall fire any cannon, gun, revolver, pistol, rifle or firearms of any kind or fire or explode any squib, rocket, cracker or roman candle or other combustible fireworks. 

§ 136-2.  Sale or possession of fireworks prohibited; exceptions. 

A.     No person or persons, firm or corporation shall, within the borough, sell, offer for sale or have in his or their possession or custody any squib, rocket, cracker, roman candle or fire balloon or other combustible fireworks or any article for the making of pyrotechnic display. 

B.     The Borough Council may, at its discretion and under its supervision, permit community activities otherwise prohibited hereunder. 

C.     This chapter shall not prohibit the use of firing ranges within private homes, if such activity does not constitute an annoyance to the other persons.   

§ 136-3.  Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Enforcement; Penalties. 

If you want to use fireworks, take them to a municipality that permits their use and make sure you comply with all applicable state and local regulations.