Fire

Family Fireworks Sales Permit

COVID-19: Hamilton Fire Department

Updated December 7, 2020

These programs/services remain operational:

  • Fire inspections for mandatory legislated inspections, life safety inspections and complaints regarding fire safety
  • Alarmed and Ready program on an as needed basis
  • Open Air Burn Permits available for purchase online, by phone (credit card payment only), in person at City Hall and via the drop box at selected Municipal Service Centers (Dundas, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek)

These programs/services are currently suspended:

  • Volunteer Inspection Program
  • Home Fire Safety Inspection Program
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Station, business and facilities tours
  • Community and public education events

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.

How to request a permit and inspection:

Online: Request and payment via links below
Telephone: Contact Fire Prevention staff at 905-546-2424 x1380 to submit your request and pay via credit card.

Important Information:

  • All vendors need to purchase a Family Fireworks Sales Permit from the Hamilton Fire Department to legally sell fireworks. Note that fireworks cannot be sold until your inspection has been completed and the fireworks sales permit has been issued. 
  • Family fireworks may only be sold two weeks prior to and including the Victoria Day and Canada Day national holidays.
  • Upon submission of your application Fire Prevention will email you a copy of the Fireworks Sales Checklist which will outline how to be in compliance with applicable fireworks sales regulations.
  • If you request a permit and you are not the property owner, you will need to provide a written letter signed by the owner to Fire Prevention.
  • For trailer permits only a transient license needs to be obtained prior to the inspection and a copy of transient license must be provided to Fire Prevention.

How to submit required documentation:

Any required documentation can be submitted via email to [email protected].

Family Fireworks Sale Permit – Store
Fee Price: $243.30 (including HST)
Description: This is to request a permit and inspection to allow a store to sell Family Fireworks during the specific weeks of the year. This fee includes a physical inspection of the sales location by Fire Prevention staff and, if approved, a permit to sell fireworks. Note that if during an inspection a site is not approved to sell fireworks, no refund will be given.
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Family fireworks sale permit – Trailer
Fee Price: $486.35 (including HST)
Description: This is to request a permit and inspection to allow a trailer to sell Family Fireworks during the specific weeks of the year. This fee includes a physical inspection of the trailer by Fire Prevention staff and, if approved, a permit to sell fireworks. Note that if during an inspection a site is not approved to sell fireworks, no refund will be given.
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