Temporary Special event structure: Any temporary ground-supported structure, platform, stage, stage scaffolding or rigging, canopy, tower supporting audio or visual effects equipment or similar structures not regulated within the scope of the International Building Code.
Tent: A structure, enclosure, umbrella structure or shelter, with or without sidewalls or drops, constructed of fabric or pliable material supported in any manner except by air or the contents it protects (see “Umbrella Structure”)
Umbrella Structure: A structure, enclosure or shelter with or without sidewalls or drops, constructed of fabric or pliable material supported by a central pole or poles (see “Tent”)
Permits: Tents, umbrella structures and other membrane structures erected for a period of less than 180 days shall comply with the International Fire Code. Those erected for a longer period of time shall comply with applicable sections of the building code. Temporary structures regardless of length of time, that cover an area greater than 120 square feet including connecting areas or spaces with a common means of egress or entrance that are used or intended to be used for the gathering together of 10 or more persons, shall not be erected, operated or maintained for any purpose without obtaining a permit from the building official.
Temporary special event structures in excess of 400 square feet shall not be erected, operated or maintained for any purpose without first obtaining approval and a permit from the fire code official and the building official.
For questions with regards to indoor and outdoor tent sales for fire works contact the City Fire Marshal at 952-953-2680