Cartersville, GA –  June 16, 2016 – With the Fourth of July right around the corner, many have started thinking about fireworks at gatherings and events.  In 2015, the State of Georgia implemented some new use of fireworks laws that have since been revised.

  • Fireworks may be ignited from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Between 9:00 P.M. and 11:59 P.M. they may only be ignited if they are not in violation of the City’s noise ordinance. These are the year round hours except for the following holidays: January 1st, July 3rd and 4th, and December 31st. On these dates fireworks may discharge until 11:59 P.M. and New Year’s Eve this time is extended until 1 AM. Times can be altered at any time.

Use of fireworks is prohibited in any of the City of Cartersville Parks or on City property without a special use permit. They also cannot be ignited within 100 yards of an electric plant, water treatment plant, waste water treatment plant, a facility that sells gasoline or other flammable/combustible liquid where more than 500 gallons are stored. This includes a facility that stores, blends or refines flammable/combustible liquids. Additionally, fireworks are not allowed within 100 yards of a private electric substation, jail, prison, public use air facility, landing pad, platform, a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility unless granted permission from the facility