Summer, what a wonderful time of year. It is an opportunity to take a break from school, spend time at the pool or explore and make family memories that will last a lifetime. One of the most fun summer activities is celebrating America’s independence on the 4th of July. Many of us grew up in a time with less regulation on fireworks, which allowed us to have bottle rocket and Roman Candle wars with our neighbors and some of us may have put large packs of firecrackers in mailboxes. But those times are now just a memory. As you walk through the grocery stores or drive past the flags at various exit ramps off the interstate in the coming weeks, you may be tempted to pass some of those memories on to this generation. The Indian Hills Civic Association would like to post a friendly reminder of the Cobb County regulations regarding the use of fireworks in the county.
Cobb County ordinance bans the use of fireworks from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m., with several exceptions per Georgia law. The exceptions are January 1, the last Saturday and Sunday in May, July 3, July 4, the first Monday in September, and December 31 of each year. On these dates, consumer fireworks may be discharged until midnight, except on New Year's Eve, when they may be discharged after midnight until 1:00 a.m.
Cobb County Ordinances - Article VII. - NOISE
Sec. 50-257 - Enumeration of prohibited noises (15): Consumer fireworks. The use or exploding of consumer fireworks between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m., except on the dates, and at the times, explicitly specified in chapter 10 of title 25 of the O.C.G.A. (O.C.G.A. § 25-10-1 et seq.).
Georgia Law defines general rights and restrictions on where fireworks may be used, and who may use them. You may view this information by going to Georgia Code on LexisNexis and then within Title 25 - Fire Protection And Safety see Chapter 10 - Regulation of Fireworks.
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