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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Marietta Fire Department Provides Details for State Fireworks Laws

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July 1, 2020

CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles

Communications Manager

lwiles@mariettaga.gov

770.794.5509

MARIETTA - The Marietta Fire Department has released additional information and explanations for the State of Georgia’s fireworks laws ahead of the July 4th holiday.

Firework Use

It is lawful for any person 18 years of age or older to use or ignite or cause to be ignited or to possess, manufacture, transport, or store consumer fireworks.

While under the influence of alcohol or any drug or any combination of alcohol and any drug, firework use in prohibited.

What Days & Times Can Firework Use Occur?

•    July 3rd - 10 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

•    July 4th – 10 a.m. until  11:59 p.m.

What Locations Are Prohibited for Firework Use?

Fireworks cannot be ignited from the roadway or right of ways

Fireworks cannot be used in any park, historic sites, recreational areas, or any other property owned by or operated by, for, or under the custody of a governing authority of a county or municipality, except pursuant to a special use permit

Firework use is prohibited within 100 yards of a hospital, nursing home, or other health facility regulated under Chapter 7 of Title 31 of Georgia Code.

Firework use is prohibited within 100 yards of the following.

Any public or private electric substation.

Electric Plant

Facility engaged in the production, refining, processing, or blending of any flammable or combustible liquids or gases.

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.

Waste-Water Treatment Plant

Water Treatment Plant

The Marietta Fire Department urges citizens to use safety and common sense while discharging fireworks. Both Marietta Fire and Police suggest residents to be mindful and neighborly of your fellow citizens during this holiday.

The Marietta Police Department requests citizens to call the non-emergency line at (770)499-3911 to report a disturbance from fireworks use. Please keep in mind the hours listed above as legal times to discharge fireworks.


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