July 4th is almost here! As you plan your Independence Day Celebrations, please remember to be mindful of state and local fireworks laws.
Fireworks Rules and Regulations for the City of Richmond Hill
1. On July 3rd and July 4th, residents can shoot off fireworks until 11:59 p.m.
2. Fireworks must be stored and displayed IAW Georgia State Fire Commissioner’s Regulations and Georgia State Laws
3. Public Firework displays must be approved by the city’s Mayor, City Council, and Fire Chief
4. The City of Richmond Hill prohibits the use of indoor pyrotechnics
5. In the state of Georgia, A person must be 18 years old or older in order to purchase fireworks. No one under 16 may hold or use fireworks, according to the law. Individuals aged 16 to 17 years may be in possession of fireworks only when serving as an assistant to a licensed distributor or certain not-for-profit organizations, and they cannot at any time transport fireworks on interstate highways
6. Fireworks may not be fired on roads, railroads, or highways, or within 100 yards of a hospital, nursing home or prison
7. They may not be used in a park, historic site, recreational area or other property owned by the city or county unless special permission has been granted
8. Fireworks can’t legally be set off by anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs
9. They can’t be fired indoors, or within 100 yards of a gas station, electric plant, water treatment plant, waste-water treatment plant, any public or private substation