New Year’s Eve fireworks not allowed in Mississauga unless you’ve got a permit

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Published December 29, 2022 at 11:17 am

Mississauga residents who want to ring in the new year with fireworks displays at home are reminded that they need a permit from the City to do so.

With mild temperatures well above the zero degree mark taking hold in Mississauga today (Dec. 29) and expected to last through New Year’s Eve and the weekend, City of Mississauga officials took to social media to remind people of fireworks rules in the city.

“Remember: you need a permit to set fireworks on a public street, park or road,” City officials posted to Twitter. “Consider using glow sticks, noisemakers or sparklers. Think of your neighbours and be safe.”

Mississauga officials say people can only set off fireworks on private property/at home without permits on four days of the year: Victoria Day, Canada Day, Lunar New Year and Diwali.

On any other day, people must apply to the City for a fireworks display permit, officials say.

If you don’t have a permit already, it’s too late to set off fireworks this New Year’s Eve. Two weeks’ notice is required.

Instead, City officials suggest “celebrating without fireworks. Try glow sticks, noisemakers or sparklers.”

Any fireworks complaints related to displays on private property can be addressed by calling 311 within Mississauga.

For complaints related to fireworks on public roadways, call Peel Regional Police at 905-453-3311.

For complaints related to fireworks in parks, call 905-615-4060.

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