All FIREWORKS CLASSIFIED AS DOT 1.4 G (CONSUMER FIREWORKS) ARE LEGAL TO PURCHASE AND USE AS STATED IN THE GEORGIA ASSEMBLY HOUSE BILL 110 AND HOUSE BILL 727, EFFECTIVE APRIL 26, 2016.
To apply for a permit the pyrotechnics firm must complete the application to conduct fireworks display. (This form can be obtained at this office or online at GA Probate Court website Form # GPCSF 31) The form must be submitted to the Probate Court no less than 10 days prior to the date of the proposed display.
The form must contain the license # issued by the Safety Fire Commissioner for the person conducting the detonation of the pyrotechnics.
The application must be accompanied by a bond no less than $10,000.00 or such amount as the Probate Judge requires, if greater, or in the alternative, evidence that the applicant carries liability insurance in the amount of not less than $25,000.00 for each person and $ 50,000.00 for each accident and property damage no less that $25,000.00 for each accident and $ 50,000.00 aggregate, or such policy limits greater if the Probate Judge so requires, with an insurance company duly licensed by the Commissioner of Insurance. The bond or insurance certificate must name the permitting county's Board of Commissioners as a named insured for the specific event for which the application is made.
Notice shall be sent to the Fire Department or Department of Public Safety that will provide the fire protection services during the display who may object or waive further notice.
The local fire official responsible for the area where the display will be held will make the determination of whether or not the site for the display meets his or her approval and is in compliance with all applicable codes and, if so determined, shall issue a certification that shall be returned to the probate court of such county.
The judge of the probate court shall provide the Safety Fire Commissioner a copy of each permit granted prior to the proposed date of the exhibition or display.
No permit shall be granted unless the applicant has met all the requirements and is in full compliance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Safety Fire Commissioner.
The fee for the permit is $ 25.00.