Permit required to ignite fireworks within the Comox Valley Regional District electoral areas

Setting off fireworks without a proper permit could land you an $850 fine

Igniting fireworks without a proper permit could land you an $850 fine in the Comox Valley Regional District. (Black Press file photo)

In the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) permits are required prior to setting off fireworks for properties within Electoral Areas A, B or C and are only allowed to be set off on property you own or with the owner’s permission. The sale of fireworks in the CVRD will occur from Oct. 24 until Nov. 1, and must be from a commercially zoned retailer operating under the current fire regulations within the region. 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.

Permits are required prior to exploding or setting off fireworks. Permits are available online or at the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) office at 600 Comox Road for only$10. Applicants must be 18 years of age and older and once the permit is approved applicants 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.

“Get your fireworks permit before purchasing fireworks this Halloween,” said Amanda Yasinski, manager of Bylaw Compliance. “Failure to have a permit is a $500 fine. It is also important to 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.

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