Tent Guidelines and Permitting Requirements
The "Tent Guidelines and Permitting Requirements" document below contains information and provisions of the 2012 North Carolina Fire Code. There are some other guidelines as they relate to vehicle display inside tents, etc. so consult with you inspector for more information.
Effective September 18, 2013: You MUST download and complete the permit application below, and mail it along with a check payable to "City of Charlotte" and a site and tent diagram to the address indicated, prior to the tent inspection. For more than one tent, you will need to pay for two permits in order to be issued a Multiple Tent Permit. The fee for a tent permit is $135, and a Multiple Tent Permit is $270.
Mail all documents to:
Charlotte Fire Department-FPB Office
500 Dalton Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28206.
You may also email the documents to Ms. Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: For tents or canopies erected for more than six days, you must contact Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Administration (LUESA) at 704-336-3830 for additional requirements and/or permits.
Provide a name, contact number, and a date and time when someone will be on site for the inspection by the Fire Department. There must be a representative on site for the inspection.