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Electricity 044 874 3917
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Traffic / Licence 044 878 2400 / 044 801 9315
Law Enforcement 044 801 6350
GO GEORGE Call Centre 0800 044 044
George Municipality Switchboard 044 801 9111
13 December 2016

Improper Use Of Fireworks Illegal

The Festive season is around the corner and George Municipality would like to advise that the improper use of fireworks is illegal in the George Municipal District. George has strict firework legislation and according to the Bylaw on Streets: Section 13(a) No person may discharge fireworks in a street and should someone be caught discharging a firework a fine is applicable.

Unless special Council authorisation has been applied for and granted, the lighting of fireworks is prohibited. Guy Fawkes, Divali and New Years day are

usually days when most people want to light fireworks but even for these days permission is required. 

No person may light or ignite fireworks in any place where animals are present (fine applicable). This includes domestic homes.

No person may allow any minor (child) under his or her control to “use, light or ignite” fireworks.  No exceptions to this rule.

No person may use fireworks on any agricultural holding or at any school or senior citizens’ residence without special Council authorisation. This authorisation must be sought well in advance of intended day.

No person can use fireworks within 500 metres of any petrol depot or petrol station without special Council authorisation.

No person or organisation can “present a fireworks display” unless formally authorised to do so by the Council (at least 14 days’ notice before the display is required by Council to consider such an application). Authorisation is also required from the Civil Aviation Authority and the Chief Inspector of Explosives. (Multiple fines are applicable).

No person may deal in fireworks (sell or make available) unless they hold a fireworks licence in terms of the Explosives Act as well as have obtained the written authority of the Chief Fire Officer.Improper use of fireworks is illegal in the George Municipal District and it is important to remind residents about the City’s strict fireworks regulations and about the rights of residents to demand Council action against illegal fireworks usage.

George Municipality will firmly enforce the applicable by-laws to assist in reducing the noise and panic levels and allow people (and their pets) to plan for “noisy” periods thus allowing for a quieter, safer environment for all concerned. Please contact Emergency Services on 044 8016300 after hours and andLaw Enforcement on 044 801 6350 during office hours.

Last published 30 July 2019