Please read the following information. You will be asked to verify that you have read this information before proceeding to the application.
The installation of tents and canopies shall be in compliance with Chapter 31 of the North Carolina Fire Code.
For tents erected for more than six days and tents located on buildings, balconies, decks or other structures, you must contact Mecklenburg County Special Projects Team:
Howard Grindstaff - (980) 314-3171
Jeff Vernon - (980) 314-3097
for additional requirements and/or permits.
For stage canopies exceeding 400sqft, you will need a permit from both Mecklenburg County Special Projects Team and Charlotte Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office.
For a setup using only chairs, a setup with more than 200 chairs requires the chairs be “ganged” in groups of no less than 3 and no more than 7.
For Tents with an occupant load of 50 or more persons, a detailed site plan indicating seating, stages, exit arrangement, etc. shall accompany this application.
If your tent is not ready for inspection by the date and time indicated on the form, you will be charged an additional tent permit fee.