Kennesaw Police Department posts summary of Cobb’s fireworks ordinance

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The Kennesaw Police Department posted a helpful reminder of Cobb County fireworks ordinances for those of you who get into the New Years’ spirit by making things explode and terrorizing the area dogs.

Let’s review the rules regarding fireworks use in Cobb County so we are all on the same page!

Cobb County Code bans the use of fireworks from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. daily.

However, the state legislature has spelled out several exemptions for use of fireworks on specific dates and times.

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December 31 (New Year’s Eve) – Fireworks may be discharged until 1 a.m.

January 1 (New Year’s Day) – Fireworks may be discharged until midnight.

In addition, we know celebratory gunfire is quite a popular way to bring in the new year. Please don’t. Reckless shooting can be deadly and it is illegal. Under O.C.G.A. 16-11-103, a person is guilty of a misdemeanor when, without legal justification, he discharges a gun or pistol on or within 50 yards of a public highway or street.

Let’s all practice common sense and an abundance of safety when celebrating tonight and into the weekend. Being in a hospital or jail is not a good way to start off 2022!

You can view the noise ordinances by going here: https://library.municode.com/…/codes/code_of_ordinances…

For a full list of exemptions to the use of fireworks, please visit: https://www.cobbcounty.org/…/fireworks-usage-cobb…

About the City of Kennesaw

The City of Kennesaw was incorporated in 1887. With a population of 33,036 according to the recent decennial census, Kennesaw is the third-largest city in Cobb County, behind Marietta and Smyrna.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports the follow facts about Kennesaw, from 2019 estimates (we will update this when the census bureau completes its presentation of the 2020 census):

2019 Population Estimates 34,077

Source: Vintage 2019 Population Estimates

Median Household Income $ 70,930

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons in poverty, percent 10.0 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 91.8 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons without health insurance, percent 12.4 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Median Housing Value $ 194,800

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total Housing Units 13,530

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Number of Firms 3,908

Source: 2012 Survey of Business Owners: Company Summary

Male Median Income $ 39,367

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Female Median Income $ 31,089

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Veterans 1,661

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 94.0 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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