Starting October 24 until November 1 fireworks will be on sale in the electoral areas. The sale of fireworks must be from a commercially zoned retailer operating under the current fire regulations within the region. Fireworks are only allowed to be set off in the electoral areas on property you own or with the owner’s permission.
Permits are required prior to exploding or setting off fireworks (excluding sparklers, Christmas crackers and caps for toy guns). Permits are available online or at the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) office at 600 Comox Road for only ten dollars. Applicants must be 18 years of age and older and once the permit is approved will be authorized to set off fireworks within the CVRD Electoral Areas on property owned by the permit holder. If an applicant wishes to set off fireworks on private property written consent from the property owner must be provided. If you live within the Town of Comox, City of Courtenay or Village of Cumberland please contact your municipality for fireworks regulations and permit requirements.
“This Halloween season make sure you get your fireworks permit first” explains Amanda Yasinski, Manager of Bylaw Compliance. “Failure to have a permit is now a $500 fine and residents are reminded to plan ahead. As well, please respect your neighbours and let them know beforehand if you are planning on setting off fireworks to help reduce the possibility of frightened children and animals.”
For more information on required fireworks permits within the electoral areas please visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/fireworks.Jennifer Steel