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SAFETY

This is Chapter 10-800 of the Code of Philadelphia, titled “SAFETY .” It is part of Title 10, titled “REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND ACTIVITY.” It contains 39 laws.

§ 10-801
Abandoned Iceboxes. 169 Source: 1953 Ordinances, p. 620.169
§ 10-802
Building Activities in Streets. 170 Source: 1892 Ordinances, p. 136; 1917 Ordinances, p. 263.170
§ 10-803
Excavations and Obstructions. 171 Source: 1897 Ordinances, p. 222; 1909 Ordinances, p. 226.171
§ 10-804
False Reports or Alarms for Police or Fire Services. 175 Source: 1954 Ordinances.175
§ 10-805
Hoisting Heavy Objects. 177 Source: 1891 Ordinances, p. 107.177
§ 10-806
Reviewing Stands – Construction. 178 Source: 1898 Ordinances, p. 209.178
§ 10-807
Reserved. 179 Amended, 1961 Ordinances, p. 517. Note: this Section has been deleted and replaced by Section 10-719.179
§ 10-808
Reserved. 180 Deleted, 1979 Ordinances, p. 1379.180
§ 10-809
Water Control. 181 Repealed and new Section added, 1975 Ordinances, p. 992; amended, 1989 Ordinances, p. 1188.181
§ 10-810
Weapons and Dangerous Devices.
§ 10-811
Penalties.
§ 10-812
Removal and Abandonment of Shopping Carts. 194 Amended, 1960 Ordinances, p. 159.194
§ 10-813
Reserved. 195 Added, 1964 Ordinances, p. 760; repealed, Bill No. 040870 (approved January 25, 2005).195
§ 10-814
Acquisition or Transfer of Firearms. 196 Added, 1965 Ordinances, p. 237.196
§ 10-815
Hunting. 205 Added, 1967 Ordinances, p. 52.205
§ 10-816
Incendiary Devices. 208 Added, 1967 Ordinances, p. 895.208
§ 10-817
Police and Fire Radio Broadcasts. 209 Added, 1967 Ordinances, p. 898; amended, 1983 Ordinances, p. 394.209
§ 10-818
Firearms in Public Places. 210 Added, 1967 Ordinances, p. 896; amended, Bill No. 100722-A (approved February 25, 2011).210
§ 10-819
State of Emergency. 211 Added, 1967 Ordinances, p. 899.211
§ 10-820
Cutting Weapons in Public Places. 212 Added, 1968 Ordinances, p. 906.212
§ 10-821
Reserved. 213 Added, 1968 Ordinances, p. 1090; amended, 1993 Ordinances, p. 781; repealed, Bill No. 080033 (approved April 10, 2008). Section 2 of Bill No. 080033 provides: "Upon becoming effective, this Ordinance shall repeal Section 10-821 of The Philad
§ 10-822
Carrying of Weapons in or on Public and Private Buildings. 216 Added, 1969 Ordinances, p. 1287.216
§ 10-823
Driveways. 217 Added, 1971 Ordinances, p. 1151.217
§ 10-824
Unauthorized Entry on School Premises. 218 Added, 1971 Ordinances, p. 363.218
§ 10-825
Stun Guns. 219 Added, 1977 Ordinances, p. 349.219
§ 10-826
Sale to or Possession by Minors of Dangerous Martial Arts Weapons and Instruments. 220 Added, 1986 Ordinances, p. 272.220
§ 10-827
Display of Building Numbers. 221 Added, Bill No. 809 (approved March 14, 1995), 1995 Ordinances, p. 149. Ordinance provides that it takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.221
§ 10-828
Strict Liability for Damages Caused by Certain Firearms. 222 Added, Bill No. 990289 (approved June 28, 1999).222
§ 10-829
Prohibition on Sale of Box Cutters and Similar Utility Knives to Persons Under the Age of Eighteen. 224 Added, Bill No. 000149 (approved May 31, 2000), effective 30 days following enactment. Enrolled bill numbered this as Section 10-828; renumbered by Cod
§ 10-830
Reporting Requirements Upon the Application or Renewal of a License to Carry a Firearm. 225 Added, Bill No. 000659-A (approved January 23, 2001). Enrolled bill numbered this as Section 10-828; renumbered by Code editor.225
§ 10-831
Straw and Multiple Handgun Purchase Reduction. 227 Added, Bill No. 040117-A (approved May 9, 2007). Section 3 of Bill No. 040117-A provides: "This Ordinance shall become effective upon the enactment of authorizing legislation by the Pennsylvania General A
§ 10-832
Firearms Tracing. 231 Added, Bill No. 040113-AA (became law January 25, 2005). The Law Department issued an opinion dated December 23, 2004, advising that this addition to the Code exceeds Council's powers and is therefore ineffective.231
§ 10-833
Possession of Weapons on School Property. 232 Added, Bill No. 040114 (approved May 12, 2004). Section 2 of Bill No. 040114 provides: "This Ordinance shall become effective upon the enactment of authorizing legislation by the Pennsylvania Assembly."232
§ 10-834
Responsibility to Avoid Possession and Discharge of Firearms by Children. 233 Added, Bill No. 060804 (approved January 23, 2007).233
§ 10-835
Prohibited Possession, Sale and Transfer of Firearms by Persons Subject to Protection From Abuse Orders. 234 Added, Bill No. 040132-A (approved May 9, 2007). Section 2 of Bill No. 040132-A provides: "This Ordinance shall become effective upon the enactmen
§ 10-836
Temporary Removal of Firearms of Persons Posing a Risk of Imminent Personal Injury to Self or Others. 236 Added, Bill No. 040312 (approved May 9, 2007). Section 2 of Bill No. 040312 provides: "This Ordinance shall become effective upon the enactment of au
§ 10-837
Sale or Transfer of Ammunition. 241 Added, Bill No. 040118-A (approved May 9, 2007). Section 2 of Bill No. 040118-A provides: "This Ordinance shall become effective upon the enactment of authorizing legislation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly." Enrol
§ 10-838
Failure to Report Lost or Stolen Firearm. 242 Added, Bill No. 060700 (approved May 9, 2007). Section 2 of Bill No. 060700 provides: "This Ordinance shall become effective upon the enactment of authorizing legislation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly."
§ 10-839
Reporting Requirements for Lost or Stolen Vehicles. 244 Added, Bill No. 090691-AAA (approved February 17, 2010). Section 4 of Bill No. 090691-AAA provides: "This Ordinance shall take effect thirty days after it becomes law."244