Consumer Fireworks Information

Updated as of June 28, 2023

On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, Scranton City Council passed legislation prepared by the Police Department, Fire Department, and Law Department to heavily restrict consumer fireworks use within the city. 

A change in state law that took effect late last year—Act 74 of 2022—clarifies that it is illegal to use consumer fireworks within 150 feet of any building or vehicle. 

Combined with the City’s prohibition on consumer fireworks use on public property (including streets and sidewalks), it is illegal to use consumer fireworks in nearly all neighborhoods of the City.

Residents interested in how the law applies to them can review the graphic below:

Display Fireworks:

All persons wishing to use display fireworks within the City of Scranton must first obtain a permit from the City.

You can apply here.

Please contact the City of Scranton Fire Department with any additional questions.

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