LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Lowndes County residents were being asked Tuesday to be mindful of the change in the county's noise ordinance for the 4th of July holiday.
Normally, after 11 p.m. noise cannot extend beyond your property. But, a new state law that was set to go into affect July 1st will make it legal for noise to extend beyond your property until 2 a.m. on July 3rd and 4th statewide.
Lowndes County Clerk paige Dukes said if you call 911 about a noise complaint before 2 a.m., there is nothing law enforcement can do.
"911 is going to be very busy with all of the calls that normally come in around the holiday weekend, so we're asking people to not call 911 to report noise until after 2 a.m. on July 3rd and 4th," Dukes emphasized.
Dukes also reminds residents that the county requires residents to keep any fireworks debris from getting onto other people's property. Allowing debris to get onto someone else's property is a violation of county code and could result in a citation.