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Fireworks in the Borough of East Stroudsburg

The Borough of East Stroudsburg has amended the Fireworks Ordinance to comply with Pennsylvania State Law. The following is to inform the residents of the Borough the changes regarding this ordinance.

The following restrictions apply to the discharge of Fireworks:

  • They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the property owner.
  • They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
  • They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
  • They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure, whether or not a person is actually present.
  • They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug.
  • They cannot be discharged without a valid Fireworks Display Permit issued by the Borough.

The Fireworks Display Permit can be acquired at the East Stroudsburg Borough Municipal building.

Failure to procure a Fireworks Discharge Permit and/or violating any of the above mentioned restrictions will result in the seizure of your Fireworks and upon conviction in a summary proceeding, pay a fine of not less than $100.00, nor more than $1000.00 per violation, plus all court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings, and/or be imprisoned to the extent allowable by law for the punishment of summary offense.

Persons with questions should contact Brian S. Bond at or by calling 570-421-8300 ext.102 or Marv Walton at or 570-421-8300 ext. 106.


Residents, with summer fast approaching, the Borough would like to remind you to maintain your property in a neat and orderly fashion.  The Borough follows the International Property Maintenance Code of 2006.  This requires property owners to remove all weeds and keep their grass mowed to a height of ten inches or less.  This code also prohibits the storage of unregistered vehicles within the Borough.  The Borough also has an ordinance prohibiting the unsheltered storage of personal property and unusable personal property for any period longer than 20 days.  The storage and use of indoor furniture is prohibited in any yard or unenclosed porch.  Violations of these ordinances will result in a $50.00 fine being issued to the property owner, the second and subsequent violations shall increase $50.00 per subsequent violation to a maximum fine of $300.00.

Garbage Collection

The Borough of East Stroudsburg Solid Waste Ordinance requires ALL reusable trash containers to be constructed of durable watertight, rust and corrosion resistant material, be leak proof, insect proof and rodent proof. The reusable trash container must also be greater than 10 Gallons and less than 40 Gallons, have a lid and handles. Reusable trash containers not meeting these standards are in violation of the Borough’s Solid Waste Ordinance and will not be picked up. All Solid Waste shall be in a reusable container or in disposable bags. If solid waste is placed out for pickup that is not in a reusable container or disposable bags, with the exception of Large Bulk Waste Items, it will not be picked up.

The Borough’s garbage collection day is Tuesday, unless delayed due to a holiday or weather.  Trash can be placed at curbside or side of the road AFTER 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the designated collection day, and containers must be removed from curbside or side of the road to the storage place no later than 9:00 p.m. on the day of collection.  Get familiar with Chapter 134 – Solid Waste and Ordinance 1335.

The Borough of East Stroudsburg has a new program to keep the downtown looking beautiful!                       

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Have You Signed Up for Text Alerts Yet?

East Stroudsburg Borough has teamed up with Monroe County Emergency Management for anyone to sign up to receive alerts from the Borough through the CodeRed system.  To sign up for general and emergency alerts from the Borough of East Stroudsburg, click HERE.  You will start receiving notifications, including when snow emergencies are declared.  Alerts can be sent via phone and/or email.  For more information please call Becky at 570-421-8300 ext. 101.


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