City ordinance defines fireworks rules
The week of the Independence Day holiday is generally punctuated by fireworks, and the Gettysburg Police Department reminds fireworks fans of the local ordinance.
The fireworks season is on and they may not be discharged between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. through and including July 2.
From July 3 through July 5, fireworks may be shot off until midnight.
Last year, a state law changed that allows fireworks to be shot off through July 6, or the first Sunday following the July 4 holiday.
However, the city ordinance only allows fireworks to be discharged in the city limits through July 5.
It was explained that city ordinances may not be more lenient than state laws, but they may be put in place to more tightly restrict laws.
Fireworks fans are also reminded that no bottle rockets or rocket-like projectiles are allowed within the city limits.
Also, be kind to neighborhood pets. Remember that the fireworks can be frightening to them! And be sure to clean up any debris that may be left from lighting fireworks.
If you have questions regarding the use of fireworks, please contact the Gettysburg Police Department at 765-9600.