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Permits to set off fireworks will only be issued to recognized organizations or community groups for special public functions or community events.
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In the best interest of community safety, the CSRD, like many other regional districts and municipalities in BC, has banned the sale of any fireworks within Electoral Areas C, E, and F of the CSRD.
Before detonating any fireworks within Electoral Areas C, E, and F you require a valid Fireworks Permit. Fireworks may only be used, set-off or discharged with a permit authorized by the CSRD Fire Services Coordinator. Anyone who sets off fireworks without a permit may be fined a minimum of $200 and/or be subject to formal enforcement proceedings for each incident.
Failure to comply with the terms of the Fireworks Permit may also result in a fine and/or formal enforcement proceedings.
View and download the Fireworks Application
Application to detonate low-hazard fireworks can be made at the CSRD Office in Salmon Arm located at 555 Harbourfront Drive NE between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday or you may view and download the Fireworks Application (PDF).
You must comply with the terms of the permit at least seven working days prior to the date of the event. The fee for a permit is $20. You must be at least 18 years of age to handle fireworks.
Fireworks can be set off:
If there is an immediate, serious threat to safety or property, call 911.
If it is a non-emergency call Bylaw Services at 250-832-8194 or toll-free 888-248-2773.