Short-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 2022, short-range fireworks are allowed on the following days between dusk and 11pm:
- May 23 | Victoria Day
- July 1 | Canada Day
- October 24 | 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. Penalty Notices ranging from $250 to $350 or Court imposed 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 on the street (ensuring that you abide by all relevant parking by-laws). This way, you will have a clear space on your driveway to use for short-range fireworks.
- Check the weather forecast. If it is going to be windy, do not use fireworks. It’s risky and could cause the spark to spread faster.
- Keep our family and neighbours safe by ensuring that all unused fireworks and all debris are removed.
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, and also be sure to avoid parking within 3 metres of fire hydrants.
- 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 before being licensed to sell. To register for the course, vendors can call the Brampton Fire Prevention division at 905.874.2740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Monday, May 16, 2022 for Victoria Day fireworks
- Saturday, June 11, 2022 for Canada Day fireworks
- Monday, October 3rd, 2022 for Diwali fireworks
- Saturday, December 10, 2022 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.