Fireworks Application (Updated September 2019)

A Fireworks Permit is required for use of fireworks within Town limits. The Town will notify the public when fireworks are banned by the Department of Natural Resources because of a high or extreme fire index.

A PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED IF fireworks are used by someone over the age of 18, and on the following days July 1 (Canada Day), and December 31 (New Year’s Eve) (No later than 1:00AM January 1), At all other times, a permit for the use of fireworks is required to be issued by the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay in accordance with the Noise Regulations, 2014 of the Town. THIS IS NOT A PERMIT UNLESS SIGNED BY A DELEGATED EMPLOYEE OF THE TOWN OF HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY WITH THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE THIS PERMIT.

COMPLETED FORMS must be dropped off to the Town Hall (Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM) at Address at top of the page. For more information contact the Town Hall at 896-3321. Completed applications must be submitted at a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the intended day of the fireworks event.

Fireworks Safety Tips:

  • Always read and follow label directions
  • Only use outdoors on a flat and level surface
  • Use fireworks in a clear, open area with spectators at least 75 feet back from the launch area
  • Always have water supplies handy (hose or bucket)
  • Light only one firework at a time and never re-light a “dud” firework (wait 15-20 minutes and then soak it in water)
  • NEVER light a firework in your hand or near your face and always wear protective eyewear
  • NEVER launch fireworks from a metal or glass container
  • NEVER modify or use homemade fireworks
  • Have a designated shooter (REMEMBER, ALCOHOL AND FIREWORKS DO NOT MIX)
  • Children should never handle, play with or light fireworks and safe alternatives such as glow sticks, noisemakers or fireless fireworks should be offered
  • Teach children the importance of firework safety and set a good example for them
  • Extinguish used sparklers in water
  • If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from direct heat, flame or containers
  • Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then discarding them in your trashcan.
  • In Case of an Accident Call 896-2222
  • If clothing catches on fire, stop, drop and roll until it is out.
  • Remove clothing, shoes, diapers, and jewelry. These may hide burns and retain heat, increasing skin damage.
  • Cover burn with clean, dry cloth or sheet
  • Many fireworks contain chemicals that can cause burns and all chemical burns should be seen by a physician because damage may not be obvious

Download Fireworks Permit Application