Fireworks

S​​​​hort-range fireworks allowed on private properties

Brampton residents are allowed to use short-range fireworks (those that travel less than three metres or 10 feet) on their private property four times a year (Victoria Day, Canada Day, Diwali and New Year’s Eve) without the need for a permit.

For 2021, short-range fireworks are allowed on the following days:

  • May 24 | Victoria Day
  • July 1 | Canada Day
  • November 4 | Diwali 
  • December 31 | New Year's Eve

Residents Using Fireworks​​

Only short-range fireworks (that travel less than three metres or 10 feet), are permitted on private property. Three metres is approximately the height of a basketball hoop, or a Brampton Transit bus. So, if you are planning to use fireworks that fly higher than 3 metres, it is illegal. Fines ranging from $500 to $5,000 could be issued to the property owner. 

Fireworks are prohibited on sidewalks, streets, within City parks, school yards or any other public area.

Buying fireworks and preparing for safety  

  • Buy from a City-licensed vendor. They have to undergo training every year with the City and their stores are inspected to ensure that fireworks are stored correctly for everyone's safety. 
  • You may be asked to provide ID when buying fireworks in Brampton, to verify that you are 18 years of age or older 
  • When vendors complete the training and are licensed, their store location will be listed on this page. If you do not see a list, it means that no vendors applied or that no licences were issued. 
  • After buying the fireworks, keep them in a cool, dry, ventilated place and in a locked container, away from children 
  • If you have vehicles on your driveway, move them into the garage or street park (but not for more than three hours). This way, you will have a clear space on your driveway to use for short-range fireworks.  
  • Check the weather forecast. If is going to be windy, do not use fireworks. It’s risky and could cause the spark to spread faster. 

Using fireworks safely

  • Keep a pail of water handy to put out fireworks and used sparklers
  • If you are under 18, do not use fireworks without adult supervision 
  • Read all instructions on the fireworks and plan the order of firing before you begin 
  • Do not light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand other than a sparkler
  • Wait at least 30 minutes before approaching a firework that did not discharge
  • Never try to fix fireworks that are defective 
  • Light carefully, always light the fuse at its tip 
  • Use a good firing base, such as pails or boxes filled with earth or sand
  • Bury fireworks half their length if they have no standing base, unless the labelling on the fireworks directs otherwise. Set them at a 10° angle, pointing away from people.  
  • Spectators must be at the safe distance specified on the fireworks’ label 
  • Keep used fireworks (including debris) in a pail of water, allow it to cool fully before disposal
  • If you parked your car on the street to make space on your driveway, be sure not to park for more than three hours

Fireworks Vendors

  • ​Please see the Business Licensing page​ for more details. Scroll down to “Consumer Fireworks Vendors” section for licence prerequisites, insurance form and online application process. 
  • Fireworks vendors must complete a mandatory fireworks training (currently offered online due to COVID-19 health restrictions) before being licensed to sell. To register for the course, vendors can call the Brampton Fire Prevention division at 905.874.2740 or email fire.prevention@brampton.ca and details of the course will be emailed to the applicant.
  • For vendors with multiple locations, at least one operator from each location is required to complete the course  
  • Fireworks seller must ask for customer’s ID to verify that they are 18 years of age or older
  • Vendors must also note the following deadlines to apply for fire inspection:
    • ​Friday, April 30, 2021 for Victoria Day fireworks
    • Friday, June 11, 2021 for Canada Day fireworks
    • Friday October 15, 2021 for Diwali fireworks
    • Friday, December 10, 2021 for New Year's Eve fireworks

Display & Pyrotechnics Fireworks

Should an organization or community group wish to arrange a fireworks display, please contact Fire and Emergency Services.​​

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact By-law Enforcement

By-law Enforcement, Property Standards and Licensing Divisions
  • Flower City Community Campus
  • 8850 McLaughlin Road South, Unit 2
  • Brampton, ON L6Y 5T1
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Phone: Dial 3-1-1 (within City limits)
  • 905.874.2000 (outside City limits)
  • 905.874.2130 (Teletypewriter or Text Telephone)