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Fireworks are illegal in the City of Richmond

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:36 PDT, Mon October 21, 2019

Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

Fireworks and firecrackers can not only be very dangerous, but are illegal to possess, buy, sell or detonate in Richmond.

Under Richmond’s Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw 8306, offences and fines include purchasing fireworks ($1,000 fine), displaying fireworks for sale ($1,000 fine), selling or distributing fireworks ($1,000 fine) or possession of fireworks without a permit ($200 fine). A zero tolerance approach will be taken.

Only a licensed fireworks supervisor may apply for a display permit, which authorizes the holder to ignite, explode, set off or detonate fireworks within the guidelines stated in the bylaw.

Richmond Fire-Rescue also reminds the public of the following:

• Trick or treaters should carry a flashlight or glow stick

• Inspect all treats before consuming

• Stay on sidewalks and in well-lit areas

• Be visible

• Have fire resistant costumes

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