Fireworks Permits & Safety

Apply for Fireworks Permit

Applications for January 1, July 1 or October 31 must be submitted 1 week prior to the event.

Applications for fireworks discharge on any other date must be submitted a minimum of 45 days prior to event to allow for the application to be processed and presented to the Electoral Area Services Committee and CVRD Board for approval.

  • Must be 19 years old
  • Must be the property owner or have written permission submitted with your application
  • Must adhere to the guidelines provided
  • All liability assumed by permit holder
  • Applications where fireworks discharge location is within 500m of a livestock property WILL NOT BE APPROVED

Fireworks Discharge Permit  or pick one up at the CVRD Main office at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC

Fireworks Safety Awareness Information Package

Bylaw No. 4514 Fireworks Sale and Discharge Regulation Bylaw, 2023 

CVRD Fireworks & Discharge Regulation Bylaw No. 4514

  • The goal of Bylaw No. 4514 is to reduce the risk of personal injury, noise, and property damage from fireworks use.
  • Minimize the impact on livestock and pets.
  • The area of jurisdiction of this Bylaw includes all electoral areas (Mill Bay/Malahat, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, Youbou/Meade Creek, Saltair/Gulf Islands, & North Oyster/Diamond).
  • Permitted dates: January 1st, July 1st, October 31st   $100 Application Fee
  • Special request dates (subject to Board Approval): $500 Application Fee   


  • No person shall sell fireworks
  • No person shall discharge fireworks unless in possession of an approved CVRD Fireworks Discharge Permit.
  • No fireworks discharged within 500 m of a livestock property.
  • No bonfires after sunset

Ticket Fines

  • Sale of fireworks: $750
  • Unlawful discharge of fireworks: $250
  • Hold, possess, store, fire, discharge, set off, explode or use, fireworks within 500m of a livestock property: $500

Talk to your neighbours!

  • A friendly warning to your neighbours will limit disturbance. Respectful communication goes a long way for healthy neighbourly relations.
  • Check for livestock and pets in your area
  • Have a safe and fun time!