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Municipal By-Laws

Fireworks and pyrotechnics


It is prohibited to use pyrotechnics, generally known as fireworks, in Châteauguay without obtaining authorization in advance from the Service de sécurité incendie.

Regulatory requirements


Pyrotechnics are divided into three main categories:

  • special effect pyrotechnics, i.e., pyrotechnics used by the entertainment industry;
  • pyrotechnics intended for outdoor fireworks displays which are considered to be high risk;
  • consumer pyrotechnics intended to be used by the general public.

Authorization applications to use pyrotechnics differ depending on the type of pyrotechnics to be used.

Therefore, to use consumer pyrotechnics, the authorization application must be submitted in writing at least 15 days before the scheduled use and state:

  • the name, address and profession of the applicant and any person responsible for the pyrotechnics on site;
  • the description and quantity of pyrotechnics to be used;
  • if more than 150 pyrotechnics are to be used, the application must be drawn up by a fireworks display supervisor who holds a valid competency card.

For all other authorization applications relating to the use of pyrotechnics intended for outdoor firework displays and special effect pyrotechnics, please contact us first.


The site chosen to use pyrotechnics must be free from any obstruction and measure at least 30 metres by 30 metres.

  • Have a water source nearby with adequate quantities to put out any fire that starts, such as a watering hose.
  • Keep viewers at a distance of at least 20 metres from the pyrotechnics launch site.
  • Do not launch pyrotechnics if the wind is likely to make pyrotechnic materials fall on adjacent land.
  • Do not throw pyrotechnics.
  • Do not carry pyrotechnics on you or in a container or bag attached to your body or clothing.
  • Do not hold pyrotechnics in your hands when launching them.
  • Do not try to relight pyrotechnics whose launch has failed.
  • Pyrotechnics that have already been used and those whose launch has failed must be put in a bucket of water.

Pyrotechnics must be stored:

  • in a closed container when not used;
  • away from sunlight and other heat sources.

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    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

  • You can come to the reception desk at City Hall .

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon




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