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By-law 102/2008 to Provide for the Sale of Fireworks and the Setting off of Fireworks and Pyrotechnics within the Municipality of Port Hope, and for Requiring a Permit and Imposing Conditions and to Adopt Requirements Imposed by the Proposed Federal Explosives Act.
Setting Off Consumer Fireworks
A person eighteen (18) years of age or older may discharge consumer fireworks between dusk and 11:00 p.m. on Victoria Day and between dusk and 11:00 p.m. on Canada Day on any land belonging to him or her or on any other privately owned land where the owner thereof has given permission for such display or discharge of fireworks.
No person shall discharge any consumer fireworks in such a manner as might create danger or constitute a nuisance to any person or property, or do to or cause or allow any unsafe act or omission at the time and place for the discharging of any fireworks.
No person shall discharge any consumer fireworks in or into any buildings, doorway, or automobile.
Permits are not required for residents setting off fireworks on their own property on the designated days (Victoria Day and Canada Day).
No person shall discharge any consumer fireworks in or on or into any park, highway, street, lane, square or other public place, unless under a display fireworks permit to do so issued by the Fire Chief.
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Sale of Consumer Fireworks
The selling of consumer fireworks within the municipality must be approved by the Fire Chief. Establishments who wish to offer fireworks for sale must complete and submit the Application to Sell Fireworks to the administration office at 245 Ontario Street. When an inspection of the premises is approved and the permit fee of $100 is paid; fireworks shall be sold ten (10) days prior to Victoria Day and ten days prior to Canada Day only.
Display of Fireworks
No person or group of persons shall discharge any display pyrotechic fireworks in the Municipality of Port Hope, without first having obtained a permit issued by the Fire Chief authorizing the display of fireworks. Every application for a permit shall be made to the Fire Chief a minimum of twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the event when the proposed discharge of display fireworks is to occur.
Every application for a permit shall be submitted by the Fireworks Supervisor and shall include:
A description of the event including:
A site plan providing a description of the discharge site to be used for the discharging of the display fireworks; A site plan showing:
A description of the fire emergency procedures;