Firecrackers are not considered consumer or family fireworks and cannot be sold or discharged, except for display as permitted by the Chief Fire Official. A permit must be obtained to do so by the Chief Fire Official.
Yes there is By-Law Number 136-2004 regulating the sale and use of consumer, display fireworks and pyrotechnics.
Firecrackers are prohibited.
“Consumer fireworks” means an outdoor, low hazard recreational firework that is classified as a Subdivision 1 of Division 2 of Class 7 Fireworks under the Act, and includes fireworks showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pin wheels, Roman candles, volcanoes, and sparklers but does not include Christmas crackers and caps for toy guns containing not in excess of twenty-five one-hundredths of a grain of explosive used per cap.
Every person who is convicted of an offence under this by-law is liable to a fine as provided for in the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990 Chapter P.33.
“Act” means the Explosives Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter E-17, and the Regulations enacted thereunder as amended from time to time or any Act and Regulation enacted in substitution therefore.
No person under the age of eighteen (18) years shall discharge any consumer fireworks except under the direct supervision of and control of a person eighteen (18) years of age or over.
No person being the parent or guardian of any person under the age of eighteen (18) years shall allow the person to discharge any consumer fireworks except when such parent or guardian or some other responsible person of eighteen (18) years of age or over is in direct supervision and control.
“Chief Fire Official” means the Chief of Windsor Fire and Rescue Services or his designate(s).
No person shall discharge consumer fireworks except on the following days:
- Victoria Day, or the day immediately preceding or following Victoria Day;
- The day preceding Canada Day and the following days up to and including the Fourth of July; and
- New Year’s Eve
A person eighteen (18) years of age or older may hold a display of consumer fireworks on any land belonging to him or her or on any other privately owned land where the owner thereof has given permission for such a display or discharge of fireworks.
No person shall discharge any consumer fireworks in such a manner as might create danger or constitute a nuisance to any person or property, or to do or cause or allow any unsafe act or omission at the time and place for the discharging of any fireworks.
No person shall discharge any consumer fireworks in or into any building, doorway, or automobile.
No person shall discharge any consumer fireworks in or on or into any highway, street, lane, square or other public place.
- Victoria Day, Canada Day, the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, and
- each of the ten business days immediately preceding Victoria Day and the Fourth of July, and the seven business days preceding New Year’s Eve.
Consumer fireworks can be sold using the following guidelines:
- They must be sold in the appropriate zoning area.
- They cannot be sold on the public right of way.
You may obtain a copy of By-law 136-2004 by contacting Windsor Fire and Rescue, Fire Prevention Services at 519-253-6573 or click the button below to view and download By-law 136-2004 (PDF).