Fireworks prohibited in Brussels

The use of fireworks (skyrockets and firecrackers) is prohibited by the General police regulation in Brussels.

Article 43 of the general police regulation of Brussels is about dangerous activities in public places and staes: it is forbidden in public spaces, publicly accessible places and private property to conduct an activity that may affect the public safety or the safe and smooth passage, such as: ... use of fireworks, except with the authorization of the competent authority.

Fireworks such as skyrockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, Bengal lights, fountains, ... used in this way, will be seized.

Although the sale of fireworks is permitted in Belgium, a municipality like Brussels has the right to prohibit or restrict the use on its territory.

Prohibition on possession of fireworks

Due to the measures taken against the coronavirus, the Brussels Capital Region has adopted an order prohibiting the possession and use of fireworks in public spaces and in private properties (gardens, terraces, balconies) from 23 December 2021 to 9 January 2022:

Created on 21/12/2021 (modified on 21/12/2021)