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Restrictions on fireworks

Shops that sell fireworks products must display a statutory retailer notice.

Download the statutory retailers fireworks notice

Retailers that sell fireworks all year round must have a storage licence and selling licence issued by West Midlands Fire Service. If you only sell fireworks during the periods below, you need a storage licence.

  • 15 October to 10 November
  • 26 December to 31 December
  • The first day of Chinese New Year and the 3 days before it
  • The first day of Diwali and the 3 days before it

You can apply for a storage licence online. To apply for a selling licence or other queries, contact West Midlands Fire Service using the contact details below.

Information about regulations, along with guidance around applying for a licence, is available on the Health and Safety Executive website.

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