The private use of consumer fireworks (by adults 18 and over) is allowed throughout the State of Georgia daily between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:59 P.M. This time is extended until 1am on January 1st.
The use of fireworks is unlawful indoors or within the right of way of a public road, street, highway, or railroad in Georgia. Additionally, indoor pyrotechnics are strictly prohibited within the City of Richmond Hill. It is also important to note that “sky lanterns” and floating water lanterns, popular at weddings and other celebrations, are banned in the State of Georgia.
IMPORTANT: A permit through the Bryan County Probate Court is required for any public display of fireworks, regardless of whether the fireworks are consumer grade or considered “professional” display fireworks. In other words, any individual, business, or organization who invites the public to watch fireworks (even if they are just consumer fireworks) is conducting a public display and is required to have a permit issued through the Probate Court. Examples of this include, but are not limited to:
A neighborhood association fireworks show
A local business using fireworks for customers
A school using fireworks at a sporting event
An individual who sends an open invite for people to come watch his/her fireworks
If you have questions or are unsure whether the fireworks you are using require a permit, please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 912-445-2507.