Got fireworks? Here are the rules in the Comox Valley

Residents in electoral areas A, B and C wishing to set off fireworks can do so by purchasing a permit for $10.

Residents in electoral areas A, B and C wishing to set off fireworks can do so by purchasing a permit for $10 from the Comox Valley Regional District office at 600 Comox Rd. in Courtenay.

Those caught lighting up without a permit will be slapped with a $100 fine.

In Cumberland, family (low-hazard) fireworks displays and possession of fireworks are allowed with a permit available free of charge from the Village. Displays on public property require permission from council.

Selling fireworks is prohibited. Upon conviction, those who violate the fireworks bylaw are subject to fines up to $2,000.

Courtenay prohibits the sale, possession and explosion of fireworks, with the exception of public events that have been approved by council and the fire chief.

In Comox, fireworks cannot be bought, held, stored, sold, given away or traded.

Those older than 18 can detonate or discharge fireworks in the town if they possess a valid fireworks permit issued by the fire chief. Permits will be issued only for community events open to the public, or for film and television events requiring the use of pyrotechnics and special effects.

Applications must be made at least two weeks before the event.

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