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.

  • Permit is free of charge
  • 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

Fireworks Information Safety Awareness Package or pick one up at the CVRD Main office at
175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC

Bylaw No. 39 & Fireworks Discharge Permit Application

CVRD Fireworks & Discharge Regulation Bylaw No. 39

  • The goal of  Bylaw No. 39 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) and the Town of Ladysmith and the Town of Lake Cowichan.
  • Permitted dates; January 1st, July 1st, October 31st


  • 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

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!