Fireworks Usage in Cobb County - EXPLAINED!
FIREWORKS USE IN COBB COUNTY
Cobb County Code bans the use of fireworks from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. This is spelled out in the county’s code under the noise ordinances. Violations are a misdemeanor offense and you can view the noise ordinances by going here: Cobb County Noise Ordinance
However, the state legislature has spelled out several exemptions to county code in O.C.G.A. § 25-10-1 et seq. This allows exemptions to county ordinances for use of fireworks on specific dates and times.
- December 31 (New Year’s Eve) - Fireworks may be discharged until 1 a.m.
- January 1 (New Year’s Day) - Fireworks may be discharged until midnight.
- The last Saturday and Sunday in May - Fireworks may be discharged until midnight.
- July 3 - Fireworks may be discharged until midnight.
- July 4 - Fireworks may be discharged until midnight.
- The first Monday in September - Fireworks may be discharged until midnight.
To view the Georgia code section regarding fireworks visit: O.C.G.A. § 25-10-2
Fireworks in County Parks -- Pyrotechnics are prohibited at ALL county parks per County Ordinance § 90-63.
Sec. 90-63. – Restricted or Prohibited Uses of Park Facilities
- Pyrotechnics prohibited
It shall be unlawful for any persons to possess, display, use, set off or ignite any firecracker, fireworks, smoke bombs, rockets, or other pyrotechnics.
Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]