Permits are required by the City of Weyburn for various activities such as conducting an open fire, working on fire protection equipment, having a fire pit in a yard and for special fire prevention safety inspections. Please note, fire permits are not issued for residences in the Weyburn Trailer Court at 106 1st Ave SW)
- No person shall set to cause to be set an open air fire in the City without first obtaining a permit from the Fire Chief or his designate and paying the appropriate fee as listed in Schedule “A” to this Bylaw.
- Notwithstanding Subsection 2), a permit shall not be required for an open air fire that is used for cooking in commercially manufactured and certified fireplaces, grills, or barbecues, so long as the fuel is natural gas, propane, or charcoal briquettes.
- Every person constructing or installing an outdoor fireplace/fire pit which is mot commercially manufactured and certified shall first obtain a permit from the Fire Chief and pay the appropriate fees as listed in Schedule “A”.
- No person shall burn garden refuse and/or other refuse in City Limits.
The City of Weyburn has a comprehensive Fireworks Bylaw. Bylaw 2018-3375 A Bylaw to Regulate Fireworks and Pyrotechnics in the City of Weyburn.
Significant Highlights of this Bylaw are:
3.1 No person shall discharge family fireworks except on the day proceeding New Years Day, on New Year’s Day, on the day proceeding Canada Day and on Canada Day or pursuant to a permit.
3.2 No person shall possess or discharge Fireworks except in accordance with the provisions of this Bylaw.
3.3 No person shall possess or discharge any Firecrackers or other prohibited Fireworks.
3.4 No person shall sell any Firecrackers or Prohibited Fireworks.
3.5 No person shall sell any Fireworks except in accordance with the Bylaw
3.6 No person may discharge or possess for the purpose of discharge any Display Fireworks or Pyrotective Event materials except pursuant to a permit.
3.7 In circumstances where a permit is obtained for the discharge of Fireworks, no permit applicant shall discharge Fireworks at a date, time and location or site other than that specified in the permit and all conditions of such permit shall be observed.
3.8 No person shall discharge Fireworks in a manner that creates or may create a nuisance or that creates or may create an unsafe condition, danger from fire or from risk of injury or damage at or in respect of any place, location or site, or in respect of any person, property or thing.
3.9 No person shall discharge Fireworks into, in or on any highway, street, lane, public therofare, square, school yard, Public Park or other public place without first obtaining a Permit for such purpose.
3.10 No person shall store Fireworks unless such storage is in compliance with the Explosives Act and other such regulations thereto
Regulations affecting the discharge of Family Fireworks
4.1 No parent or guardian of any person under the age of eighteen years shall allow or permit that person to discharge Family Fireworks, except under the direct supervision and control of a person’s eighteen years of age or older, who shall, at all times, remain physically present in the immediate area where the Family Fireworks are being discharged.
4.2 No person shall discharge or hold a display of Family Fireworks on any land that is not owned by him or her, unless written permission for the discharge or holding of a display of Family Fireworks, on a date to be clearly specified in the written permission, has been obtained from the owner. This written permission must be in the possession of the discharge during the event.
4.3 Every person who discharges Family Fireworks shall:
- Provide and maintain fully operational fire extinguishing equipment ready for immediate use.
- Ensure that such fire extinguishing equipment is present at all times and for such a reasonable period of time thereafter, at the location or site where the discharge of Family Fireworks has taken place.
- Possess knowledge of the operating procedures of such fire extinguishing equipment and be capable of employing such fire extinguishing equipment.
- Permit the inspection of any location or site where Family Fireworks may be stored, discharged or displayed, and of the Family Fireworks themselves, together with all associated equipment, by anyone authorized to enforce this Bylaw, forthwith upon demand.
- Ensure that all fireworks whether discharged or not are disposed of in accordance with the manufactures instructions.
- Comply with the minimum distance requirements as outlined with the fireworks instruction.
4.4 No person shall discharge Family Fireworks into, inside of, or on a building, accessory building, structure or motor vehicle.
Regulations Affecting the Sale of All Fireworks
6.1 All Vendors of Fireworks in the City of Weyburn are required to conduct the sales of Fireworks within a Permanent Fireworks Premise, Temporary Fireworks Premise or Temporary Lease Fireworks Premise, and in accordance with this Bylaw and all applicable law.
6.2 Notwithstanding 5.1, mobile sales Premises may be approved within the City provided the vendor conforms to Section 7 of this Bylaw.
6.3 No persons shall sell Fireworks unless:
a) The Fireworks are included in the most recent list of authorized explosives as published from time to time in the most recent publication as provided by the explosives branch of Natural Resources Canada, or their successors.
b) The Fireworks are sold in accordance within the standards of Natural Resources Canada.
c) The Fireworks are displayed for sale in a package, glass case or other suitable receptacle away from heat sources and other flammable goods; and
d) The fireworks are displayed in a place where they are not exposed to to the rays of the sun or excess heat or adjacent to any exit door.
e) All Vendors of Fireworks within the City of Weyburn most possess and display a valid yearly City business license and yearly Fireworks vendor permit.
6.4 All vendors of Fireworks within the City of Weyburn must display and make available to purchasers of Fireworks, a manufactures brochure outlining the safe handling of Fireworks and a copy of this Bylaw.
6.5 Within an area of six metres (6m) in every direction from the area in which the Fireworks are sold or stored for the purposes of sale shall be designated and posted as “non smoking” area and no person may smoke or ignite any flammable material, or have in his or her possession any lighted match, lighter, pipe, cigar, cigarette, open flame or spark emitting device in such area.
6.6 No person shall sell Fireworks to any person under the age of eighteen years.
6.7 No vendor of Fireworks may permit any employee to sell Fireworks without first instructing such employee(s) in the regulations of this Bylaw and ensuring that such employee(s) complies with these regulations.
6.8 All locations and buildings used for the sale of Fireworks must comply with the City of Weyburn Zoning Bylaw as may be amended from time to time.
Regulations Affecting the Sale of Family Fireworks
7.1 In addition to the regulations affecting the sale of Fireworks, no person shall sell Family Fireworks unless;
- a) The Fireworks are displayed for sale in lots that do not exceed twenty five kilograms (25 kg) each in gross weight.
- b) The Fireworks are displayed in a place that they are not handled by the public, exposed to the rays of the sun or to excess heat or adjacent to any exit door.
- c) The Fireworks displayed in any shop windows are mock samples only and they do not contain any explosive composition.
7.2 The weight of Family Fireworks stored on site cannot exceed one thousand kilograms (1000 kg) unless the vendor holds a valid and appropriate license to do so from the Explosives Branch of Natural Resources Canada, or its successors
Regulations Affecting Mobile Sales of Fireworks
8.1 In addition to the regulations affecting the sale of Fireworks, no person shall sell Fireworks from a Mobile Sales Premise except in accordance with the following regulations:
a) That no fewer than two ( 2) signs are posted in prominent locations on the outside of the Mobile Sales Premises indicating that persons shall not smoke or ignite any flammable materials, or have in their possession any lighted match, lighter, pipe, cigar, cigarette, open flame or spark emitting device within six metres ( 6 m) of the Mobile Sales Premise.
b) That the Mobile Sales Premise is not located within twenty metres ( 20 m) or occupied parking space and is not located within forty metres ( 40 m) of any occupied building, or any dwelling or gas station and as otherwise regulated by the Explosives Branch of NATURAL Resources Canada, or its successors;
c) That the public not be permitted to enter any Mobile Sales Premise for the purpose of purchasing Fireworks unless there are at least two (2) operational doors complete with self closing devices providing a means to access and egress from the Mobile Sales Premise.
d) That no more than fifteen ( 15) customers are permitted in the Mobile Sales Premise at the same time
e) That any portable power supply to the Mobile Sales Premise is located not less than twelve metres ( 12 m) from the Mobile Sales Premise;
f) That with the exception of its entrance and exit, every Mobile Sales Premise has a “ no-encroachment” zone; of at least six metres ( 6m) established around its perimeter by means of a barrier, such as snow fencing or pylons or other such materials satisfactory to the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
g) That such barrier will exclude the public and parking from this area;
h) That every vendor of Fireworks from a Mobile Sales Premise provides and maintains fully operational fire extinguishing equipment, ready for immediate use, on site at all times.
i) Possess knowledge of the operational procedures of such extinguishing equipment and be capable of employing such fire extinguishing equipment.
j) Have a fully tested and operational emergency plan for the Mobile Sales Premise.