Diwali fireworks permit applications available October 6
BRAMPTON, ON: Fireworks permit applications will be available starting October 6 for the
upcoming Diwali festival (October 22 and 23). The permit is free and will be considered for
private properties that are at least 18 metres (60 feet) wide at the front. Setting off fireworks
without a permit is illegal.
Brampton residents can apply online, by phone (call 311) or in person at City Hall for the free
permit. Applications should be submitted no later than October 20. If all conditions are met, a
permit will be issued by the City within 48 hours of receipt of the application. With a valid permit,
low-hazard fireworks can be used only on October 22 and 23 until 11 pm.
Complaints relating to the illegal use of fireworks can be directed to Enforcement and By-law
Services at 905.458.3424 or by calling 311.
Use of fireworks continues to be prohibited on private properties that are less than 18 metres
(60 feet) wide at the front. Fireworks are also not permitted in public spaces such as streets,
sidewalks, school yards and parks.
The fireworks permit system was introduced this year for four annual holidays – Diwali, New
Year’s Eve, Victoria Day and Canada Day.
Fireworks Safety Poster from the Regulatory Division of Natural Resources Canada
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