Firework Season, Common Questions

Waynesboro Police Department has released some commonly asked questions and answers for fireworks. The season is fast approaching and it is important to know what you can and can’t do.

Which fireworks are Pennsylvania residents now allowed to purchase and use?

Consumers can now purchase and use “Class C” or “consumer-grade” fireworks that include firecrackers, Roman Candles, bottle rockets, and similar fireworks that contain a maximum of 50 milligrams of explosive material. 

“Display fireworks,” which are classified as including salutes that contain more than two grains of 130 milligrams of explosive materials, and professional-grade aerial shells containing more than 60 grams of pyrotechnic compositions, are still only to be used by professionals with a permit from the municipality where the display will take place.

Who can purchase fireworks?

Anyone 18 years of age or older can purchase them.

What are the restrictions on where they can be used?

They cannot be ignited or discharged on public or private property without the express permission of the property owner. They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building and they cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.

Additionally, 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

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Courtesy Reminder

Be mindful of neighbors with pets and small children. You can have fun and celebrate, but remember to be respectful of those around you.