Family Fireworks Sales Permit

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Under the City of Hamilton's Regulate the Sale and Use of Fireworks By-Law 02-285, no person can offer for sale, cause or permit to be sold, sell or otherwise distribute family fireworks unless the vendor has obtained a Family Fireworks Sales Permit.

All vendors need to purchase a Family Fireworks Sales Permit from the Hamilton Fire Department to legally sell fireworks. Family fireworks may only be sold two weeks prior to and including the Victoria Day and Canada Day national holidays.

Permit cost:

  • $222.55 - Retail outlet
  • $444.90 - Trailer (Trailers must be enclosed and not attached to a motor vehicle and in compliance with applicable regulations)

Where to purchase a permit

Location hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • Fire Prevention – West Office / FPB Administration – 55 King William Street, Hamilton

Additional locations: 
These locations may not have personnel on site at all times.

  • Fire Prevention – Mountain Office, Station 21 – 365 Wilson Street, Ancaster
  • Fire Prevention – East Office, Station 12 – 199 Highway #8, Stoney Creek