Fireworks Bylaw Regulations 

The following table summarizes Bylaw #4819 “A Bylaw to Regulate the Sale and Possession of Fireworks and Limit the Discharge of Fireworks”.




Sale of Fireworks


Possession/Storage of Fireworks


Use of CONSUMER Fireworks


Sale of Firecrackers


Possession/Storage/Use of Firecrackers

Prohibited (Persons may apply to Council for an exception)

Minor (under 18 years) Possession/Storage of Fireworks


Possession/Storage/Use of DISPLAY Fireworks

Allowed with Permit

Possession/Storage/Use of PYROTECHNIC SPECIAL EFFECT Fireworks

Prohibited (Persons may apply to Council for an exception)

Fireworks Event Permits

Permit process administered by the Port Alberni Fire Department.

Fireworks Event Permit Fee

No Cost

Fireworks Event Permits:

A permit is required to discharge fireworks inside the City of Port Alberni.  Application for a permit shall be made by the person setting off the fireworks using Schedules attached to the Bylaw which will include the following:

  1. Your application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date upon which the fireworks event is to occur. 
  2. Applicants shall hold a current and valid Fireworks Supervisor and/or Pyrotechnics Certification card as issued by Natural Resources Canada. 
  3. The applicant shall provide proof of insurance meeting the requirements of this bylaw.
  4. The application shall include “save harmless” agreements from the owner of the property, from any Sponsoring Organization of the Fireworks Event and from the applicant.  Written permission from the City is required to use fireworks on City owned property.
  5. Fireworks Events may not start prior to 8:00 a.m. and shall end prior to 11:00 p.m. on any day, except as authorized by the Fire Chief.  Fireworks Events may be inspected by the Port Alberni Fire Department to ensure all safety aspects have been adhered to as set out in the Act and in general accordance with permit.
  6. A Fireworks Events permit issued under this bylaw is not transferable.

Peace Officers are designated to enforce this bylaw by means of the issuance of a ticket.  Any person guilty of an infraction of this bylaw is liable on summary conviction, to a fine of not less than $100.00 and not more than $10,000.00 or imprisonment not exceeding the maximum allowed by the Offence Act.

Fireworks Event Permit Forms:

Regulations for Fireworks 

Schedule A - Fireworks Event Permit Application

Schedule B - Applicant Save Harmless Agreement 

Schedule C - Property Owner Save Harmless Agreement 

Schedule D - Sponsoring Organization Save Harmless Agreement 

Schedule E - Insurance Requirements

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For more information, please contact
Derrin Fines
Chief Fire Prevention Officer

Fire Hall, 3699 10th Avenue
Port Alberni BC V9Y 4W3

Direct: 250-720-2542
Business: 250-724-1351
Fax: 250-723-5652