Fireworks file photo

Fireworks sit on a shelf at the Phantom Fireworks store on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth in this 2015 file photo. Gwinnett County commissioners plan to hold a public hearing later this month on a proposed noise ordinance revision that is expected to affect consumer fireworks, although county officials have not yet finished drafting the proposed revision.

Later this month Gwinnett County commissioners will ask residents to weigh in on a proposed noise control ordinance change that will affect the use of fireworks.

The commission posted a notice on the county’s website that a public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on April 27 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, which is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The notice only states the change will “affect the use of consumer fireworks,” but a copy of the proposed revision was not included in the revision.

County spokesman Joe Sorenson said county officials still working on drafting the proposed revision.

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It needs to change. The current allowed hours are way too late. No reason to be setting off fireworks at 10:30 pm on a random Tuesday. However, under current ordinance that is legal. They should only be allowed on Friday and Saturday until 10:00pm and major holiday's until 10:00 pm.


It happens such a limited amount of time. If they reduce those days people will start shooting them every night to show that they need to leave as is


I have a pet that is terrified of the noise of fireworks, guns and thunder. I support any change in reducing the use of consumer fireworks. I live near Gwinnett Stripers field, they set off fireworks for 5 minutes. My neighbors will go hours with it for no reason.

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