Fireworks Safety: Middletown Township Fireworks Regulations
As the Fourth of July approaches, the Middletown Township Police Department would like to warn residents of the dangers of fireworks and to remind the community of what laws will be enforced in Middletown. Please bear in mind the Police Department will be enforcing these laws and violation is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and six months in jail.
Fireworks can cause serious injury and are illegal, with the exception of certain sparkling devices and novelty items. 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 for a list of acceptable fireworks from the NJ Division of Community Affairs.
- 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.
- Click HERE to read the NJ Consumer Affairs Brief regarding fireworks in New Jersey.
As a reminder, all fireworks, including sparklers, should be kept away from small children.
Stay safe and enjoy the holiday!