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  • Permit or other obligation
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Consumer fireworks (store-bought fireworks)

The use of fireworks without a separate notification to the rescue authorities is allowed between December 31, 6 pm, to January 1, 2 am. During other times, the use of fireworks must be notified to the municipality's rescue authorities at least 5 days before the event. The notification will be made using the Use of fireworks form.

Professional fireworks (firework shows)

The municipality's police must be notified of the organising of a firework show at least seven days before the show is held. If necessary, the police will consult the municipality's rescue authorities due to the notification. The police will also report the show to the rescue authorities and the emergency response centre.

To whom and on what terms

If the entrepreneur has established itself in another country in the European Economic Area and temporarily offers services in Finland, the same permits are required as from entrepreneurs established in Finland.

Background information

A notification about fireworks must be submitted in advance, if the firework display is planned for any other time than the night of New Year. If the rescue department approves the notification and allows the firework display, it also gives a permission to buy and store fireworks.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceCity of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 12/8/2022