Changes have been made to the Fireworks By-Law and have been in effect since January 1, 2011 after Council's approval in June, 2010. Please take time to read.
RICHMOND HILL FIREWORKS BY-LAW
Richmond Hillís By-Law #77-10 requires permits for the sale of fireworks to ensure they are properly displayed and safely stored at authorized retail outlets. The By-law states that fireworks may only be sold by vendors to which a permit has been issued.
Applications to obtain a vendorís permit to sell fireworks are available from Fire Prevention located at 1200 Elgin Mills Road East. It will take approximately 30 days from when the permit application is filled out to when the vendorís location is inspected.
∑All retailers in Richmond Hill that sell consumer fireworks must obtain a vendorís permit and display it
∑Prior to issuing permits, Richmond Hill Fire & Emergency Services must inspect the premises
∑Vendors must provide safety information to purchasers of consumer fireworks
∑Consumer fireworks can only be sold on Victoria Day, Canada Day and each of the seven days preceding these two holidays (exception Ė Permanent Vendor)
∑ďNo SmokingĒ signs must be posted where consumer fireworks are displayed
∑Consumer fireworks cannot be sold from an outdoor stand, tent, van, trailer or motor vehicle
For more information about the Fireworks By-law, permits and safety information, call Richmond Hill Fire Prevention at 905-883-5444 or visit RichmondHill.ca/fireworks.