Important: Buy your permit first!
A fireworks permit must be obtained prior to setting off fireworks within the electoral areas of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). A fireworks permit costs $10 and the applicant must be at least 18 years of age. The fine for exploding or setting off fireworks without a permit is $500.
How to Apply for a Fireworks Permit
Download and fill out the Application and a Permit to Explode or Set Off Fireworks, and submit it in person to the CVRD office at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. You can also email the completed application and permit. Upon receipt CVRD staff will be in touch to collect payment over the phone.
General Information about Fireworks in the CVRD
Bylaw No. 1971 regulates the sale and explosion of fireworks within a part of the Comox Valley Regional District. This bylaw applies in each of Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands (Electoral Area A), Lazo North (Electoral Area B) and Puntledge – Black Creek (Electoral Area C).
Important: The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) does not allow signs on road rights-of-way or attached to existing MOTI signs.
For more information about fireworks permits, regulations and safety, refer to the Fireworks in the CVRD information brochure.
Sale of Fireworks in the CVRD
The sale of fireworks within the electoral areas of the CVRD shall only occur between October 24 and November 1 (inclusive) in any year.