As residents prepare to celebrate long weekends this summer, Norfolk County is reminding the community about the importance of adhering to fireworks rules and safety practices.   

Know the rules: 

Residents are urged to familiarize themselves with Norfolk County’s Fireworks Regulating By-Law to ensure compliance and safety. Key regulations include:

  • Fireworks are permitted two days before and up to one day after New Year’s Eve, Victoria Day Monday, Canada Day, US Independence Day, Civic Holiday Monday, and Labour Day Monday.
  • Fireworks may only be discharged up to 11 p.m.
  • Discharging fireworks on municipal property or roadways is not allowed.
  • The fireworks user must either own the property on which they are discharging or have explicit permission from the property owner. 

Safety tips:

County staff strongly encourage residents who are planning family fireworks displays or informal neighbourhood gatherings to follow these essential safety tips:

  • Only adults who are fully aware of the hazards and necessary safety precautions should handle and discharge fireworks.
  • Always have a water hose or pail of water nearby to extinguish any unexpected fires quickly.
  • To prevent accidental ignition, discharge fireworks far away from combustible materials such as buildings, trees, and dry grass.

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