Cobb officials caution of fireworks restrictions

While celebrating Independence Day on the Fourth of July, residents are reminded by Cobb County officials that the county’s code bans the use of fireworks from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. - except the deadline is extended to midnight on both July 3 and 4.

Violations are a misdemeanor offense.

View Cobb noise ordinances at library.municode.com/ga/cobb_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIOFCOCOCOGE_CH50EN_ARTVIINO

Also, officials encourage residents to be mindful of their neighbors with pets should either have sensitivities to the noise caused by fireworks.

Fireworks can mean “misery” for pets, livestock and animals living in the surrounding areas, according to a county statement.

Thousands of pets are sedated every year after being frightened by fireworks.

Other animals are so distraught they bolt and get lost or injured, the statement added.