Fireworks Regulations

Jun 30, 2024 | Debbie in the Community, Policies, Masterplans | 0 comments

King Township Bylaw Services will be patrolling over the Canada Day weekend to ensure community safety and prevent the use of private fireworks on public property. Officers will also educate the public on King’s fireworks bylaw, which regulates how, when and where private fireworks can be set off.

Below are some key points from Bylaw #2022-032, which governs the sale, use and display of fireworks within King:

Highlights of Bylaw #2022-032:

  • Fireworks may only be set off on Canada Day, the Victoria Day holiday, and the third day of the Diwali Festival.
  • Fireworks may only be set off between dusk and 11 p.m.
  • Vendors must obtain a permit to sell fireworks within King.
  • Fireworks must be set off at least eight metres away from any structure and three metres from property lines, public walkways or roadways.
  • Fireworks cannot be set off on public land, including parks, parking lots or roads, due to potential fire hazards and the negative impact of loud noises on pets, livestock, wild animals and people sensitive to loud noises.

Fireworks cannot be set off within:

  • 150 metres of a nursing home/facility, home for the aged, veterinary clinic/shelter, or any place where explosives, gasoline, or other highly flammable/combustible materials are stored.
  • 150 metres of a place of worship, school, daycare, or nursery school without the written consent of the owner.
  • 1,000 metres (one kilometre) of livestock, an equestrian facility, or operation without the written consent of the owner.
  • 1,000 metres (one kilometre) of woodlands/forested areas, tall grass prairie habitat, wetlands and nesting birds without the written consent of the owner.

Bylaw Services will be out over the Canada Day weekend, with stationed officers and officers on general patrol addressing any prohibited activities in parks or on roads.

To report a complaint or concern, contact Bylaw Services directly at 905-833-5321 or by email at Please report any issues as soon as possible.


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