Brookhaven City Council are lowering the boom on late-night revelers who want to shoot off fireworks into the wee hours of the morning.
At the June 21 City Council meeting, members voted to amend the city’s noise ordinance to prohibit shooting off fireworks before 10 a.m. and after 10:30 p.m. Fireworks will be allowed until midnight on July 2, the Saturday before the Fourth of July.
State law allows people to shoot off fireworks until midnight on July 3 and July 4 and also on New Year’s Eve every year.
The City Council also agreed to revisit the amendment in August when school is back in session to consider rolling back the hours of fireworks.
In 2015, Georgia passed a law that allowed people to fire off fireworks until midnight on any day of the week and until 2 a.m. on the Fourth of July holiday and New Year’s Eve.
This year, the legislature, in response to citizen backlash to the 2015 law, passed a new law that banned setting off fireworks after 9 p.m. However, the law allows local governments to extend the hours.