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Are there any Trick or Treat time regulations in Georgia?

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Georgia does not have any state laws that place specific limits on traditional Halloween activities. There is at least one local ordinance that does, however, and registered sex offenders on parole must obey certain restrictions, notes the State of Georgia.

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Section 14.3 of the Dublin, GA code of ordinances states that only persons under 17 years of age may lawfully wear masks or hoods that conceal their identity on Halloween. Registered sex offenders under parole supervision must comply with several Halloween limitations, as per the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. They are subject to a dusk to dawn curfew, prohibited from having outside lights on, putting up decorations and giving out treats, and cannot answer the door unless it is for members of law enforcement. In some parts of Georgia, sex offenders must instead go to a designated facility for the duration of "trick-or-treat," roughly taken to be from the hours of 5 to 10 p.m.

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