News release

Milton Town Council has approved Fireworks By-law 088-2023 that prohibits the sale, distribution and discharging of consumer fireworks. The new by-law is now in effect, which means violators could be subject to a fine as per the Provincial Offences Act.

Display fireworks are still permitted as long as the by-law requirements are met, a discharge permit is issued by Milton Fire & Rescue Services (MFRS) and the fireworks are discharged by a licensed display supervisor.

Consumer fireworks are powerful pyrotechnic devices that have the potential to cause injury, noise disturbances, property damage and emergency response. A report presented to Council on Oct. 23, found that less than one per cent of properties in urban Milton could potentially meet the clearance requirements needed to safely discharge consumer aerial fireworks.

In preparation of the update, Town staff reviewed the previous by-law, the number of vendor and consumer firework permits granted in past years, and researched practices in other municipalities. The public provided feedback through delegations during the Oct. 23 Council meeting.  

Visit the MFRS fireworks webpage to learn more. 


 “While Council understands the significant role fireworks play in celebrating key events throughout the year, we continue to receive complaints from residents who are frustrated by the late-night noise disturbances. This new by-law ensures our residents can enjoy the magic of fireworks in a controlled and safe manner.”

- Mayor Gord Krantz, Town of Milton

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