Completed in 2023 City project

Fireworks By-law Review

The City reviewed the Fireworks By-law and sought public input on potential changes. Staff presented their recommendations to Council in October 2023.
  1. 1
    Phase one - February to March 2023

    Community engagement consisting of a public survey and two virtual community meetings.

  2. 2
    Phase two - Spring 2023

    Develop and review the draft strategy.

  3. 3
    Phase three - Fall 2023

    Recommendations to be presented at General Committee.

Project overview

The Fireworks By-law regulated the sale and use of fireworks in Mississauga. It was repealed in November 2023 with the enactment of the Fireworks Licensing and Use By-law. The new by-law permits the use of fireworks on private property on the Lunar New Year, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.

About fireworks use

You can use fireworks on private property without a permit only on designated holidays. Fireworks are permitted on New Year’s Eve from dusk until 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, and from dusk until 11 p.m. on Victoria Day, Canada Day, Diwali and Lunar New Year.

To use fireworks on private property any other day of the year, you must obtain a fireworks permit from Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services.

Fireworks are permitted on private property that you own or occupy. Residents are not allowed to set off fireworks in a street, on a sidewalk, on a boulevard, on public property such as a park, or on any private property that is not their own.

Permitted types of fireworks

“F1” Family Class (low-hazard fireworks) are permitted on designated fireworks holidays without a permit. Members of the general public are not permitted to buy professional-grade fireworks.

How to register a complaint

Depending on where fireworks are set off, you can make a complaint to the City. To report fireworks located on:

Private property, sidewalks, boulevards and residential roads
Call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or submit a complaint online

Major public roadways or unsafe fireworks use
Contact Peel Regional Police

City parks or schools
Call the Facility Watch Program at 905-615-4060

For all other firework enquiries, call the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services non-emergency line at 905-456-5700

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