October 26, 2020

Georgia Fireworks Information

(Georgia) — July 4th is less than a month away and that means a very wide selection of celebratory explosives or fireworks will be going off around the state and with the passage of Georgia House Bill 110 which goes into effect on July 1st, Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff would like to give the public some information regarding the state law regarding fireworks.

Georgia HB-110 defines fireworks as any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect and while the new law makes the sale of fireworks legal in the state, there are certain provisions that you should be aware of.

Those facts include the following:

  1. The new state law allows fireworks to be sold statewide in Georgia.

  1. Authorized fireworks include firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, sparklers and other combustibles and explosives of like construction.

  1. When it comes to time restrictions the following apply: Fireworks can be used every day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 a.m. and on Jan. 1, July 3, July 4 and on Dec. 31; fireworks can be used from 10 a.m. through 2 a.m. any time after that it could be considered a noise or nuisance complaint.

  1. Fireworks cannot be used within 100 yards of a nuclear power facility or gas station, or a facility that refines, processes, or blends gasoline.

  1. Persons must be at least 18 years of age to purchase fireworks.

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office recommends that a responsible adult supervise all fireworks use. Fireworks can be dangerous if used improperly, and each year, hundreds of people are injured while using them.

For more information on licensing requirements and other details regarding the new law, please visit www.legis.ga.gov and search for HB 110.

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