In line with the City of Brampton’s Fireworks By-law, personal fireworks are not permitted on properties that are less than 18 metres (60 feet) wide at the front.
Brampton residents with properties that are at least 18 metres (60 feet) wide at the front must have a permit to use fireworks on their property.
A free permit will be issued by the City for four occasions each year. Apply for a permit two weeks prior but no later than two days before these four approved firework dates:
- Victoria Day
- Family fireworks allowed on May 18, 2015
- Apply for a free permit for family fireworks during these dates May 4 - 16. 2015
- Canada Day
- Family fireworks allowed on July 1, 2015
- Apply for a free permit for family fireworks during these dates June 17 - 29, 2015
- Family fireworks allowed on November 10 and 11, 2015
- Apply for a free permit for family fireworks during these dates October 26 - November 8, 2015
- New Year's Eve
- Family fireworks allowed on December 31, 2015
- Apply for a free permit for family fireworks during these dates December 17 - 29, 2015
Once you have a permit, store fireworks where they cannot be accessed by anyone under the age of 18 years. E.g. a locked garden shed.
Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place away from sources of heat
Read all instructions on the fireworks before using them. Choose a wide, clear site away from buildings, roads, vehicles and obstacles.
Fireworks are not allowed in public areas such as parks, sidewalks, streets and school yards
Do not use fireworks in windy conditions
Never light fireworks or hold a lit firework in your hand
Bury fireworks that do not have a base, halfway in a heavy container of dirt or sand. Set them at a 10-degree angle, pointing away from people and obstacles.
Throw used fireworks into a pail of water and wait until the next day to dispose of them
Wait at least 30 minutes before approaching fireworks that did not go off. Do not try to re-light ones that did not go off.