Fireworks can be extremely dangerous and disruptive to individuals, property and the environment if not used or handled correctly. Under the City of Edmonton’s Public Places Bylaw 14614 and  Community Standards Bylaw 14600 , any use of fireworks without proper permitting is illegal and subject to enforcement which can include fines of up to $10,000.

Criminal charges can also be laid depending on the circumstances which can result in a criminal record, fines, and the possibility of jail time.