Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Chichester 11-8-1961 by Ord. No. 191 (Ch. 6, Part 6, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 164.
Throwing missiles — See Ch. 256.
Laser beam pointer devices — See Ch. 365.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 405.
Vector control — See Ch. 542.
[Amended 11-13-1978 by Ord. No. 377; 2-8-1979 by Ord. No. 381; 5-11-2006 by Ord. No. 624]
A. 
Hunting by use of firearms and bow and arrow is prohibited within the Township of Upper Chichester on all municipally owned property.
B. 
Hunting by the use of firearms and bow and arrow within the Township of Upper Chichester is otherwise governed by the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
It shall be unlawful and it is hereby prohibited for any person or persons to discharge any shotgun, rifle, firearm, air rifle, BB gun, or other such weapon, unless licensed to do so, within the Township of Upper Chichester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, with the intent to damage or to destroy any real or personal property belonging to the Township of Upper Chichester, the School District of the Township of Upper Chichester, any public utility company, or of any person, persons, firm or corporation, at any time or place within the Township of Upper Chichester, unless the consent of the owner of such real or personal property has first been obtained, or to endanger the life or limb of any person or persons within the Township of Upper Chichester.
No person shall, except in defense of person or property, or on a rifle range, under adult supervision, fire any rifle, firearm, air rifle, BB gun, or other such weapon, within the Township of Upper Chichester.
It shall hereafter be unlawful and it is hereby prohibited for any person, persons, firm or corporation to use any bow and arrow in or about any public street, place, playground or park, except in an area specifically designated for such use.
Any Township policeman or constable is hereby authorized to seize and impound any firearm, air rifle, BB gun or other such weapon which is used in violation of the foregoing provisions.
[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 456; 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 465[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).