New Year’s Eve 2018: No skyrockets and firecrackers in Brussels

The use of fireworks is prohibited by the general police regulation in Brussels.

The City of Brussels reminded today that “it is forbidden in public spaces and publicly accessible places 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, this prohibition also applies to the private property”.

Fireworks such as skyrockets, roman candles, firecrackers, bengal lights, fountains, … used in this way, will be seized.

The police regulation recalls that this matter is regulated by the Ministerial Decree of 3 February 2000 on safety about fireworks for private use. 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.