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Fireworks laws in Georgia and Alabama

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With New Year’s approaching, people everywhere are getting ready to set off some fireworks to ring in the new year. Not every type of firework is legal everywhere, though.

In Georgia, consumer fireworks you can legally buy in retail stores include:

  • Bottle Rockets
  • Sky Rockets
  • Roman Candles
  • Firecrackers
  • Sparklers
  • Smoke and Punk
  • Fountains
  • Missiles
  • Novelties
  • Crackle and Strobe
  • Parachutes
  • Wheels and Spinners
  • Sky Flyers
  • Display Shells
  • Aerial Items (Cakes)

If you’re 18 years old you can light fireworks until 1:00 a.m. as long as you’re not within 100 yards of a hospital, nursing home, prison, nuclear power plant, or gas station.

As for state law throughout Alabama, fireworks are legal, unless otherwise denoted by specific cities.

The city of Eufaula has released a new ordinance banning the possession of fireworks within the city limits.

Make sure to check with your city to make sure you are in compliance with the laws.

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