Georgia Probate Form GPCSF 31

Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display

Everything you need to know about Georgia Form GPCSF 31, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related GA probate forms.

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About Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display is a commonly used form within Georgia. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

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GA Form GPCSF 31, which may also referred to as Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display, is a probate form in Georgia. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Atticus Fast Facts About Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display:

  • This form pertains to the State of Georgia

  • The official Georgia source for this form is here.

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about ’s Form GPCSF 31 - Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form GPCSF 31

Step 1 - Download the correct Georgia form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Georgia probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form GPCSF 31, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in GA are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form GPCSF 31 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form GPCSF 31 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Georgia.

5 reasons you should submit GPCSF 31 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Georgia can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Georgia. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Georgia is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Georgia probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Georgia probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form GPCSF 31, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form GPCSF 31 Online

Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Georgia probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Georgia.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form GPCSF 31 - Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Georgia probate court office.

Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Georgia-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

View Form GPCSF 31

GA Form GPCSF 31, which may also referred to as Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display, is a probate form in Georgia. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Did you know?

  • Form GPCSF 31 - Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display is a probate form in Georgia.

  • Georgia has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Georgia.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Georgia, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding
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The Exact Text on Form GPCSF 31

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Georgia Form GPCSF 31 - Application For Permit To Conduct Public Fireworks Display. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

GPCSF 31 [i] Eff. July 2017 APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO CONDUCT PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY INSTRUCTIONS I. Specific Instructions 1. This form is to be used for any time there will be a fireworks display pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 25-10-4. 2. The form is to be completed by the person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership desiring to conduct a public exhibition or display of fireworks and filed in the Probate Court of the county in which the exhibition or display is to be held, no less than ten (10) days prior to the date of the proposed display. 3. The permit must contain the license number issued by the Safety Fire Commissioner for the person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership that will cause the combustion, explosion, deflagration, detonation, or ignition of pyrotechnics at the exhibition or display. 4. Exhibits should be labeled at the bottom of each exhibit as Exhibit “A,” Exhibit “B,” etc. in consecutive order. The corresponding letter of each said exhibit should be inserted into the appropriate place in the form. 5. The application must be accompanied by a bond of no less than $10,000.00 or such amount as the Judge of the Probate Court requires, if greater, or in the alternative, evidence that the applicant carries proper liability insurance in the amount of not less than $25,000.00 for each person and $50,000.00 for each accident and property damage no less than $25,000.00 for each accident and $50,000.00 aggregate, or such policy limits greater if the Judge of the Probate Court so requires, with an insurance company duly licensed by the Commissioner of Insurance. The bond or insurance certificate must name the permitting county’s Board of Commissioners as a named insured for the specific event for which the application is made. 6. Notice shall be sent to the Fire Department or Department of Public Safety that will provide the fire protection services during the display who may object or waive further notice. 7. The local fire official responsible for the area where the display will be held shall make a determination of whether or not the site for the display meets his or her approval and is in compliance with all applicable codes and, if so determined, shall issue a certification that shall be returned to the Probate Court of such county. GPCSF 31 [ii] Eff. July 2017 8. The Judge of the Probate Court shall receive $30.00 for his or her services in granting or refusing the original permit and $1.00 for each copy issued, to be paid by the applicant pursuant to O.C.G.A § 15-9-60 (k) (11). 9. The Judge of the Probate Court shall provide the Safety Fire Commissioner a copy of each permit granted prior to the proposed date of the exhibition or display. 10. No permit shall be granted unless the applicant has met all the requirements of and is in full compliance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Safety Fire Commissioner pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 25-10-4 and the display shall be of such character as to not be hazardous to persons or property. II. General Instructions General instructions applicable to all Georgia Probate Court Standard Forms are available in each Probate Court or at www.gaprobate.gov, labeled GPCSF 1. GPCSF 31 [1] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO CONDUCT PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY _______________________________________________ hereby applies for a permit to [Name of person or corporate entity] conduct a public fireworks display as provided under O.C.G.A. § 25-10-4. The public fireworks display is sponsored by __________________________________________________________ [Sponsoring organization] at ______________________________________________________________________ on the [Location of fireworks display] _______ day of ____________________, 20_____, to begin at approximately________ p.m., and last for approximately ________________ minutes. This application is being made at least ten (10) days prior to the proposed display. 1. The display will be conducted by __________________________________________, of [Operator/person who will discharge fireworks] _____________________________________________________, a competent and experienced [Fireworks or pyrotechnic company] operator who has conducted _______________________ displays over the past ________ years. [# of displays] A copy of the operator’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms License (labeled and attached hereto as Exhibit “____”) and/or the corporate entity’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms License (labeled and attached hereto as Exhibit “____”). 2. This display will not be hazardous to persons or property. No persons other than the operator and the operator’s employees will be allowed within ________ feet of the launching or detonation site. GPCSF 31 [2] Eff. July 2017 3. The display (will) (will not) be a proximate audience display as defined by Georgia law. If the display is a proximate audience display, then a copy of the operator’s Georgia License issued by the Safety Fire Commissioner, number ________, (labeled and attached hereto as Exhibit “_______”) and the corporate entity’s Georgia License issued by the Safety Fire Commissioner, number ___________, (labeled and attached hereto as Exhibit “_______”). 4. A. The site for the display is described as follows: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ B. The fireworks and/or pyrotechnics to be used in the proposed display are described as follows (or labeled and attached hereto as Exhibit “______”). ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ C. The _________________________________________________ Fire Department or the [County/City] ________________________________________will provide the necessary and required [Name of Department or Entity that will provide services] fire protection services and the following special services: [list below] ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Attached hereto is a certification by the _________________________ Fire Marshal that [County/City] the site for the display meets his or her approval and is in compliance with all applicable codes. GPCSF 31 [3] Eff. July 2017 5. This application is accompanied by a bond in the principal sum of $__________ or more, payable to the _____________________________________________ Board of Commissioners, [County] and conditioned for the payment of damages that may be caused either to persons or to property by reason of the display, or the applicant has attached evidence that the applicant carries proper liability insurance for bodily injury of not less than $______________________ for each person and $____________________ for each accident and for property damage in an amount of not less than $_______________________for each accident and $_______________________ aggregate with an insurance company duly licensed by the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Georgia. 6. Labeled and attached are the exhibits “___” (Affidavit of Competency) and “____” (Affidavit of Insurance), and a copy of the acknowledgment issued by ____________________ [Name] ___________________________________________ Fire Marshal, Department of Public Safety. [County/City] 7. My address to be used for official communications is: ______________________________________________________________________________ [Applicant] ______________________________________________________________________________ Name of Corporate Entity ______________________________________________________________________________ P. O. Box Number or Street City State Zip (______)________________ Telephone Number ______________________________________ Signature of Applicant/Corporate Officer ______________________________________ Print Name and Corporate Title of Applicant Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of______________, 20_______. ___________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT My Commission Expires _____________________ GPCSF 31 [4] Eff. July 2017 VERIFICATION GEORGIA, ___________________ COUNTY Personally appeared before me the undersigned Applicant(s) who, after being duly sworn, state(s) that the facts set forth in the foregoing Application for Permit to Conduct Public Fireworks Display (and the attached Exhibit(s)) are true and correct. ___________________________________ Signature of Applicant/Corporate Officer ___________________________________ Printed Name and Corporate Title of Applicant Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of ______________, 20_______. ___________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT My Commission Expires _____________________ GPCSF 31 [5] Eff. July 2017 [To be completed by individual or corporate entity applying for the fireworks permit and employing the individual operator conducting the display.] AFFIDAVIT OF COMPETENCY Comes now _________________________________________________and states that [Name of affiant] _________________________________________________, age ___________, has conducted [Operator] ______________________ fireworks displays during the past ___________________________ [Number] [Years experience] years. The most recent display was conducted at ___________________________________ on [Place of display] ____________________. During the time that _______________________________________ [Date] [Operator] has conducted fireworks displays, no persons have been injured and no property has been damaged or destroyed. Due to his/her experience and competence, I hereby certify that he/she is a competent operator as described by O.C.G.A. § 25-10-4. Corporate Entity ___________________________________ Signature of Affiant ___________________________________ Printed Name of Affiant ___________________________________ Title of Affiant Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of______________, 20_______. ___________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT My Commission Expires: _______________ Exhibit “___” GPCSF 31 [6] Eff. July 2017 [To be completed by an authorized representative of the individual or corporate entity applying for the permit.] AFFIDAVIT OF INSURANCE Comes now____________________________ and states that the attached bond or certificate of insurance complies with the requirement for proper insurance outlined by O.C.G.A. § 25-10-4 and further states that the issuing company, ________________________, is duly licensed by the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Georgia to do business in Georgia. This affidavit is given to be relied upon by the Probate Court of _________________________ County, Georgia in connection with the Application for Permit to Conduct Public Fireworks Display to which it is attached. _______________________________________ Corporate Entity _____________________________________ Signature and Title of the Corporate Officer ______________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City, State, Zip Code ______________________________________ Telephone Sworn to and subscribed before me this ______ day of______________, 20_______. ___________________________________ NOTARY/CLERK OF PROBATE COURT My Commission Expires _______________ * Note: The site description and type of fireworks to be detonated should be compared to the insurance policy furnished, since the policy may contain exclusions that would eliminate coverage for certain sites, types of fireworks, or persons within a certain distance of the display. Exhibit “___” GPCSF 31 [7] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA NOTICE TO: _______________________________Fire Department or Department of Public Safety. [County/City] You are hereby notified that _______________________________ has applied for a [Name of applicant] permit to display fireworks at ___________________________________________________ [Address of display area] on _____________________________and has certified that your Department will provide the [Date and time] usual fire protection services. This Court must determine if the operator ___________________________, employed [Name of operator] by _________________________________is experienced and competent and that the display [Name of display company] will not pose a hazard to any persons or property. This Court must also be informed whether the proposed display constitutes a proximate audience display as defined by Georgia Law so as to know whether a Georgia License for such purpose is required. Please present any objection to the issuance of the permit on behalf of your Department to this court on or before_____________________________________, 20 _____. [Five (5) days before display] You may waive any objection to the issuance of the permit by signing the attached acknowledgment of notice and waiver of objection. This ______ day of ______________________, 20______. ______________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court GPCSF 31 [8] Eff. July 2017 ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND WAIVER On behalf of the _____________________ Fire Department, I hereby acknowledge notice of the Application to Display Fireworks of _____________________________________ dated ________________________ and hereby waive any objection to the issuance of the permit, and confirm that the usual fire protection services will be provided by this Department, subject to the following restriction, if any: (Please state “none” if there are no restrictions) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ I further certify that the proposed display (Initial one) ______ is ______ is NOT a proximate audience display as defined by Georgia Law. If the display is a proximate audience display, the premises on which the display will occur have also been examined by this Department. Date: ______________________ _________________________ Fire Department (Name of Department) By: ___________________________________ Title: __________________________________ GPCSF 31 [9] Eff. July 2017 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF _______________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ) ) ___________________________________, ) FILE NO. ____________ APPLICANT ) ORDER GRANTING NONTRANSFERABLE PERMIT This application of _______________________________________________________ [Applicant] for a Permit to Display Fireworks was filed in this County on ________________ , 20 _______. The applicant requests permission to exhibit or display fireworks at _______________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ [Location] on ________________, 20 _______, which is not less than ten (10) days after the filing of such application. It appears that the display will be conducted by a competent and experienced operator and that this display will be of such character as will not be hazardous to persons or property. The __________________________________________________ Fire Marshal’s Office [County/City] has certified in writing that the site for the display meets its approval and is in compliance with all applicable codes. The application is accompanied by the evidence that the applicant carries proper liability and property insurance or has posted the required amount of bond as required by law. In addition, the applicant has provided proof of federal license through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. GPCSF 31 [10] Eff. July 2017 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a Permit to Display Fireworks is herein granted to __________________________, for a period of not more than fourteen (14) consecutive days, [Applicant] beginning on the __________ day of _______________ 20_____, to perform a public exhibition of fireworks at __________________________________________________________________ [Location] beginning at approximately __________ p.m., provided that only the operator named in the application ______________________________, and his/her employees shall be present and in [Operator] control of the exhibit or display. The permit is granted subject to all the stipulations and restrictions as stated in the Acknowledgment and Waiver. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that________________________________________ [Applicant] shall supply the ____________________________________ Safety Fire Commissioner with a [Name of Department] copy of this permit. SO ORDERED this ______ day of ______________________, 20______. _______________________________________ Judge of the Probate Court

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