Borough of New Britain, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Britain 4-8-2007 by Ord. No. 324. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Tampering with public property — See Ch. 317.

§ 176-1 Offenses.

A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:
A. 
Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior.
B. 
Makes unreasonable noise. This offense is further defined to include (but is not limited to) noise generated in a residential area after 9:00 p.m. but prior to 7:00 a.m. from construction activities or preparation for construction or cleanup from construction activities, when such noise can be heard within one or more of the surrounding residences. The offense is further defined to include (but is not limited to) noise generated from any social gathering in a residential area after 10:00 p.m. but prior to 7:00 a.m. when such noise can be heard within one or more of the surrounding residences.
C. 
Uses obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture.
D. 
Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
E. 
Creates a hazardous condition endangering persons (including himself or herself or others) or property, while using a skateboard on any public street, public sidewalk, public alley, public park, public parking lot or other public place or public way within the Borough of New Britain.

§ 176-2 Public areas and public inconvenience.

As used in this chapter, the word "public" means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access; among the places included are highways, transport facilities, schools, prisons, apartment houses, places of business or amusement, any neighborhood, or any premises which are open to the public. In addition, when an actor creates unreasonable noise out of doors in a neighborhood, which noise can disturb another resident or other residents within his or their homes, the actor creates public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm.

§ 176-3 Violations and penalties.

Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense punishable by a fine of up to $300 along with costs of prosecution, or in default of such payment, may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of up to 30 days.