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

The Brussels Capital Region has decided to ban the possession and transport of recreational fireworks by private individuals (including sound and carbide guns), and only in public spaces, from 23 December 2022 to 9 January 2023:

Order of the Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region banning the possession and transport of fireworks (PDF, 1.01 MB) (in French and Dutch)

Created on 12/12/2022 (modified on 13/12/2022)