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Glynn County Fireworks Code

Fireworks Summary of the 2016 Georgia Law and applicable County Ordinances

  In April of 2016 the Georgia fireworks law changed, and on June 16, 2016 the Glynn County Noise and Park Ordinance changed regarding fireworks. Here is a summary of the law and Glynn County Ordinances as it applies to the use of fireworks.

 When can fireworks be used? 

 Consumer fireworks can be used on any day between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., and between 9:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m., if a permit is issued by the County Police. Permit applications are available on the county police webpage using the public conduct permit application. Consideration for a permit is made pursuant to ordinance 2-9-57 and 2-26. 

 Consumer fireworks can also be used on July 3, July 4, & December 31 after 9:00 p.m. and up to 11:59 p.m.., and on January 1 after 9:00 p.m. and up to 1:00 a.m. without a permit.

 Limits on the location for fireworks: 

Anywhere in the State except

1) Within the right of way of a public road, street, highway, or railroad. 

2) Indoors. 

3) Any location where the person using fireworks is not lawfully present, or is not 18 years of age or older. 

4) Within 100 yards of the following:

   a) Electric Plant.

   b) Water or waste water plant.

   c) Retail gasoline sales or storage.

  d) Facility producing, processing, or blending flammable liquids or gasses for retail (Gas station).  e) Public or private electric station.

    f) Jail or prison.

    g) The boundaries of any public use air facility under O.C.G.A. Title 6 (Airports). 

   h) Public use landing area marked and designed for helicopters. 

   i) Hospital, nursing home, or health care facility (Unless with the owner’s written permission).

  5) Within any park, historic site, recreational area, or other property owned or operated by, for or under the custody or control of the County (Unless a special use permit has been issued). 

  6) Within any park, historic site, recreational area, or other property owned or operated b, for, or under the custody or control of the State of Georgia (Unless otherwise allowed). 

  7) Anywhere while under the influence of alcohol or any drug (or any combination) to the extent that it is less safe or unlawful for such person to ignite consumer fireworks or as provided in O.C.G.A. 25-10- 2.1

References: {O.C.G.A. 25-10- 2(b)(3)(B)(C)(i)(ii)} Glynn County Ordinance 2-9- 52(9), 2-9-57 and 2-26.

Have a safe and happy July 4th everyone!

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