The Fireworks By-law defines Consumer Fireworks as “low-hazard Fireworks for recreation that are described under the Explosives Act, Explosive Regulations 2013, SOR 2013/211 Part 16, as amended, and includes, but is not limited to Fireworks showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pinwheels, roman candles, volcanoes, sparklers, and other similar devices, but does not include Christmas crackers and paper caps containing not more than twenty five one-hundredths of a grain of explosive on average per cap, devices for use with such caps, safety flares, or marine rockets.”

For a copy of the Fireworks By-law 56-2016 click on download on right 

2020 Licence Period for sale of Consumer Fireworks:

May 8, 2020 to July 1, 2020 and Dec 22, 2020 to January 1, 2021

Note regarding licence period, the Fireworks By-law states: “Sell any Consumer Fireworks to any Person except on:   i) the ten (10) days immediately preceding the day fixed by   proclamation of the Governor-General for the observance of Victoria Day (hereinafter called “Victoria Day”);   ii) Victoria Day;  iii) the period between Victoria Day and Canada Day;  iv) Canada Day;   v) the ten (10) days immediately preceding New Year’s Day;   vi) New Year’s Day; and  vii) such other day as is proclaimed by the Council for the Municipality as suitable for celebration with Fireworks.”

Application Checklist:

  • Complete the Consumer Fireworks Application on the right and submit to the Licensing Department

  • Payment of $91 licence fee

Next Steps:

  • Once Consumer Fireworks Application and licence fee have been received, the Licensing Department will submit application to the Fire Inspector for approval

  • You must comply with all requirements as set out in the Fireworks By-law

  • Your licence will be mailed to you as soon as the Fire Inspector approves your application

For further information regarding Consumer Fireworks, or to obtain a Municipal Consumer Fireworks Application, please contact Licensing Services.

Permit for Display Fireworks

Please contact the Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services 

5 Second Street, Chatham ON  N7M 5X2
Phone: 519.436.3270   Fax:  519.352.8620