What You Need to Know About Setting Off Fireworks in Milton

December 27, 2023
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🎆 The Gist: City officials in Milton are reminding residents of specific dates and times when setting off loud fireworks is permissible, as New Year’s Eve approaches.

📜 The Details: In Milton, state law permits loud fireworks on select days, including December 31 and January 1. On December 31, fireworks are allowed from 10 a.m. to midnight, and on January 1, they are permitted from 12:01 to 1 a.m., and then again from 10 a.m. to midnight.

⚖️ Milton’s Laws: In Milton, use of loud, store-bought fireworks is restricted to specific days: January 1, the last weekend of May (Memorial Day weekend), July 3 and 4, Labor Day, and New Year’s Eve (extending to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day). Outside these dates, the city prohibits loud and unreasonable noise in all zones.

Fireworks are banned in city parks unless authorized, and are not allowed near gas stations, electric substations, historic sites, or healthcare facilities. Commercial firework displays require a permit and must be conducted by professionals. These rules aim to balance celebration with public safety and noise concerns. Further details and restrictions are available on Milton’s website.

🚫 Why It Matters: Loud fireworks can have significant impacts on individuals and animals sensitive to noise, such as veterans with PTSD and animals with heightened flight instincts. This sensitivity is a primary reason for restricting loud fireworks to specific times, balancing celebratory activities with community well-being.

📚 What You Can Do: Residents are encouraged to visit Milton’s dedicated webpage at www.miltonga.gov/Fireworks for more information about the regulations and effects of loud fireworks in the area.

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