Fireworks Permits & Regulations

FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT

Effective July 22, 2024, Mountain View County has implemented a county-wide Fire Restriction due to current and forecasted conditions. This restriction will remain in place until further notice.

What's not allowed:

  • All Outdoor Fires, as defined by the County’s Fire Bylaw, must be extinguished.
  • Lighting any Outdoor Fires is prohibited. 
  • This includes open fires, fireworks, recreational fires not contained in acceptable fire pits, and fires that have previously received a Fire Permit.

What's still allowed:

  • Acceptable burning barrels
  • Acceptable fire pits
  • Acceptable outdoor fireplaces
  • Barbecues
  • Household fireplaces
  • AER flaring

All current fire permits and fireworks permits are canceled. No new permits will be issued until the Fire Restriction is lifted.

To learn more about the difference between Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans and why they are put in place, please view Reeve Angela Aalbers' informative video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnm6T062Lmk


Fireworks

Under provisions in the MVC Fire Bylaw (Bylaw 10/22), use of fireworks requires a permit year-round.

Mountain View County has two Fireworks categories: Consumer and Display.

Consumer Fireworks are defined as fireworks that are low-hazard and designed for recreational use.

Display Fireworks are defined as fireworks that are high-hazard and designed for professional use.

An online permitting system has been developed for Consumer Fireworks. If the permit does not get emailed to you directly please contact the office at 403-335-3311 ext 204.

Anyone planning Display or extensive firework useage is asked to fill out the Display Fireworks Application, or call the County office at 403-335-3311 ext 204 to obtain their permit or request more information.