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Fire Permit Process for Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Fire Department

November 13, 2016
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Informational Bulletin – Permit Application

Tents and Other Temporary Membrane Structures

July 2020


Fire Prevention Bureau Permit Process


Tents and Other Temporary Membrane Structures


Complete this document and use it as your permit submittal.  Also furnish the following:

  • Flame spread certificates.
  • Proof of Worker’s Compensation.
  • Proof of City business license (may obtain when filing for permit).

Permit submittals are made at the City Hall Community Development Counter at 1400 Fifth Avenue.

  • Submit two sets of complete documents.


The construction, operation, and use of Tents and other Membrane structures shall be in accordance with Chapter 31 of the 2019 California Fire Code (CFC) and applicable Health and Safety Code sections.

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