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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.

Permitting Requirements:

Effective September 18th 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 2 permits in order to be issued a Multiple Tent Permit. The fee for a tent permit is $125.00, and a Multiple Tent Permit is $250.00. 

Mail all documents to:

Dale Carter, Charlotte Fire Department-FPB Office, 441 Beaumont Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204.

You may also email the documents to Ms. Carter at pcarter@charlottenc.gov

Site Inspections:

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.


Tent Guidelines and Permitting Requirements, Rev. 8-6-14.pdf

Tent Permit Application.pdf