Model Knife Ordinance

June 28, 2012

Model Knife Ordinance (MS Word, 24KB
Recent legislation on knives provides that local governments cannot restrict knives more than allowed by a specific part of Georgia law, except in government buildings and courthouses. This legislation seeks to create uniformity through the state on where people may carry knives. However, cities may be able to pass rules, resolutions, or ordinances governing how and when knives may be brought into government buildings and courthouses.

As a result, GMA has developed this model ordinance with some of the many potential options cities may have in regulating knives in government buildings and courthouses.
Should you have any questions or comments related to this model ordinance, please feel free to contact Rusi Patel at