As the Fourth of July approaches, the Middletown Township Police Department would like to warn residents of the dangers of fireworks and to remind them of what laws will be enforced in Middletown.
Fireworks can cause serious injury, and with the exception of certain sparkling devices and novelty items, are illegal. The MTPD will be prosecuting the following violations:
- Use of fireworks that do not fall under the category of ‘certain sparklers and other non-exploding, non-aerial fireworks.’ As a rule of thumb, any fireworks purchased within the State of New Jersey are legal in Middletown Township if used properly. Fireworks purchased out of state may be illegal. Click HERE to read the State of New Jersey’s recent legislation regarding the sale, possession, and use of certain fireworks.
- Fireworks should not be set off within the hours of 10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. according to the Township’s noise ordinance.
As a reminder, all fireworks, including sparklers, should be kept away from small children.
Stay safe and enjoy the holiday!