City of Scranton, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton as Ord. No. 26-1983. (Sec. 21-7 of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 332.

§ 158-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, organization or other similar entity.

§ 158-2 Consumption.

No person shall drink or consume liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages in or upon any public sidewalk, street, lane, parking lot, park or recreation area or other public property within the City of Scranton or in any vehicle upon such area within the City of Scranton except as hereinafter provided.

§ 158-3 Possession.

No person shall have, possess, carry or transport liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverage in an open bottle or other open container upon any of the aforesaid public areas or in any vehicle upon such area within the City of Scranton except as hereinafter provided.

§ 158-4 Discarding containers.

No person shall discard alcoholic or other beverage containers upon any public sidewalk, street, lane, parking lot, park or recreation area or other public property within the City of Scranton, except in approved receptacles or containers for said purpose.

§ 158-5 Permit required.

If any person desires to possess, distribute or consume alcoholic beverages on public property in the City of Scranton, said person must apply to the Director of the Department of Public Safety, or his duly authorized representative, for a permit therefor not less than three (3) days prior to the date of the scheduled event for which the permit is requested. No fee shall be charged for said permit granted; however, a permit shall be issued only upon the following conditions:
A. 
Such person must provide the Director of the Department of Public Safety with a copy of a permit declaring they will adhere to the rules and regulations of the state Liquor Control Board.
B. 
Such person must agree, in writing, to assume full responsibility for supervision of the event and the conduct of the group or individuals benefiting from such permit, and to properly clean up and restore the premises, after use, to its prior condition.
C. 
Such person must agree, in writing, that adequate precautions shall be taken to ensure that minors or intoxicated persons will not be served or allowed to consume alcoholic beverages at the permitted event.
D. 
No alcoholic beverage shall be distributed or consumed other than on the specific premises described in the permit and only during the time therein stated.
E. 
No permit shall be issued to any person who has failed on a previous occasion to comply with the provisions for the granting of a permit.

§ 158-6 Violations and penalties.

Upon conviction for violation of the provisions of this chapter, any such person shall be subject to a fine, the maximum of which shall be three hundred dollars ($300.), or by imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate violation.