Open Container Law

Town Law also prohibits the consumption of beverages containing more than 5% of alcohol by volume in public places within the unincorporated township. Possession of an open or partially consumed container of alcoholic beverage creates a rebuttable presumption of intent to consume the beverage.


Penalty for a first offense is a fine of between $25 and $50. A second offense within three years is treated as a misdemeanor and carries a fine of between $100 and $250 and/or imprisonment for up to fifteen days.