We are reminding the public about the danger of fireworks in densely populated areas which all of Middletown is, and of the state laws regarding their use.
- Fireworks CANNOT be discharged within 150 feet of any structure regardless of whether someone is inside - this means discharging fireworks is illegal from nearly all residential properties in Middletown.
- No fireworks can be ignited from or toward any motor vehicle or building.
- Fireworks cannot be ignited or discharged on public property - this includes streets, parks, schools, and open space areas.
- Fireworks cannot be ignited or discharged on private property without the express permission of the owner - even with permission, the rules listed above must be followed.
- Fireworks violations can incur a $100 fine per every offense.
We will have extra patrols out during the holiday week enforcing the fireworks laws.
If you see someone violating any of these regulations, please call the non-emergency police number 215-949-1000.