Fireworks & the Law

fireworksleaflet.jpgCalderdale Council and its partners West Yorkshire Fire Service and West Yorkshire Police are keen to support local residents in celebrating festivities and family events.

Whilst celebrating these festivities and family events please bear in mind that you have an obligation to respect your local Neighbourhood.

Information has come to light that fireworks are being used in the early hours of the morning to celebrate family weddings etc, these can be disruptive to residents in the immediate and neighbouring area and also impacting on pets. This may be a time for you to celebrate, however, it may cause distress to someone else!

The law states you must not set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places.

You must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for:

  • Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight
  • New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am

You can be fined up to £5,000 and imprisoned for up to 6 months for selling or using fireworks illegally. You could also get an on-the-spot fine of £90

If you would like more information, contact:

Halifax Central Initiative 01422 365948 /

North & East Halifax Team 0300 555 0266 /

Thank you for your co-operation