Displaying fireworks in the British Virgin Islands is prohibited by law. Anyone who is desirous of having fireworks displayed should apply to the Ministry of Communication and Works for a one off exemption


Step 1:  Applicants must make arrangements with a BVI Licensed Pyro Technician. 

Step 2:  The Pyro Technician mails the application to the Minister of Communication and Works on behalf of the customer.

Step 3:  Once the exemption is approved, the Pyro Technician would receive a written notice of exemption for the customer. 

Supporting Documents

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Name of Vessel (if fireworks are done on sea) 
  • Quantity of Fireworks to be used 

Method of Applying

In Person or by Email

Turn Around Time

30 days

Additional Notes

The Pyro Technician license is valid for 1 year. See application process for Fireworks License. 


Department Contact Information

Ministry of Communications and Works

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Communications and Works
Government of the Virgin Islands
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: mcw@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2183
Fax: 1(284) 468-3090