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Fireworks

Find out when you need a permit for firework displays at home and how to get a permit for commercial or public firework displays.

You can only set off fireworks at home on the following holidays:

  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Diwali

To set off fireworks on private property on any day other than these holidays, you’ll need to apply for a firework display permit.

Fireworks cannot be used on a public street, park or road without a permit. You should only buy fireworks from a licensed retailer.

How to apply

To apply for a firework display permit or for more information, call 905-896-5908 or email us at fire.prevention@mississauga.ca. We’ll tell you which application forms you need to complete and how much it’ll cost.

Applications must be sent to us at least 14 days before your event.

If you’re planning on holding a commercial or public firework display, on private or public property, you’ll need a firework display permit.

To get a firework display permit you must provide the following to Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES):

  • The names of the certified fireworks supervisor or pyrotechnician
  • A photocopy of the fireworks supervisor’s or pyrotechnician’s card bearing the name and expiry date, matching the name of the applicant
  • The necessary application forms completed by the fireworks supervisor or pyrotechnician
  • The appropriate application fee payable to the City of Mississauga
  • Proof of $5 million liability insurance naming the City of Mississauga as a co-insured
  • A letter of consent from the property owner, if not owned by the applicant
  • A diagram showing site location, with dimensions indicating the firing area, set back distances from spectator barricade locations, clearance to any street, building, structure, overhead obstructions or tree or shrub
  • Proposed fire control equipment available during the event

For events where parking lots will be used, you should not obstruct any fire access routes.

If your event is at an indoor venue, do not disable or change any fire or life safety systems without permission of the Chief Fire Official.

How to apply

To apply for a firework display permit or for more information, call 905-896-5908 or email us at fire.prevention@mississauga.ca. We’ll tell you which application forms you need to complete and how much it’ll cost.

Applications must be sent to us at least 14 days before your event.

To make a complaint about fireworks on private property, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).

For fireworks on public roadways, contact the Peel Regional Police.

For fireworks in City parks, call the Facility Watch Program at 905-615-4060.

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