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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Fireworks

It is unlawful to:

use fireworks or consumer fireworks indoors or within the right of way of a public road, street, highway, or railroad of this state.

use fireworks or consumer fireworks within 100 yards of an electric plant; water treatment plant; waste-water treatment plant; a facility engaged in the retail sale of gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids or gases where the volume stored is in excess of 500 gallons for the purpose of retail sale; a facility engaged in the production, refining, processing, or blending of any flammable or combustible liquids or gases for retail purposes; any public or private electric substation; or a jail or prison;

use fireworks or consumer fireworks within 100 yards of the boundaries of any public use air facility provided for under Title 6 or any public use landing area or platform marked and designed for landing use by helicopters;

use fireworks or consumer fireworks within any park, historic site, recreational area, or other property which is owned by or operated by, for, or under the custody and control of a governing authority of a county or municipal corporation, except pursuant to a special use permit;

use fireworks or consumer fireworks within any park, historic site, recreational area, or other property which is owned by or operated by, for, or under the custody and control of the State of Georgia, except pursuant to any rules and regulations of the agency or department having control of such property which may allow for such use or ignition of consumer fireworks;

use fireworks or consumer fireworks within 100 yards of a hospital, nursing home, or other health care facility;

use fireworks or consumer fireworks while under the influence of alcohol or any drug or any combination of alcohol and any drug to the extent that it is less safe or unlawful for such person to ignite consumer fireworks as provided for in Code Section 25-10-2.1.

Subject to such restrictions , fireworks or consumer fireworks may be ignited on any day beginning at the time of 10:00 A.M. and up to and including the ending time of 9:00 P.M., and in addition, on January 1, July 3, July 4, and December 31 the additional time of 9:00 P.M. and up to and including the time of 11:59 P.M.

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