6200 Eiterman Road
Dublin, Ohio 43016
Tent Application Process
For Dublin 2017 Ohio Fire Code based upon the 2015 International Fire Code
Rules and Regulations for Tent Installation
Permits are required for a tent (capable of installing side curtains) in excess of 200 sq. ft. or a
canopy (side curtain prohibited) in excess of 400 sq. ft.
Construction shall comply with the current Ohio Building Code and applicable provisions of
Chapter 24 in the Dublin Fire Code.
Place of assembly tents (50 or more persons) requires all of the following:
exit and emergency lighting
proper number of approved exits based on the occupant load
no open or exposed flames inside or within 20 feet of tent
Free of straw, hay, shavings, or similar combustible materials
NO SMOKING shall be permitted in tents or under canopies. Approved “No” Smoking signs must
All tents and canopies shall be flame resistant treated and the proper certification along with
proper labeling affixed on the material.
All tents and canopies must be properly anchored. (City of Dublin requires caps on all steel
stakes installed on city property.
Fire extinguishers are required in cooking and place of assembly tents. (Minimum 5lb rated 2A-
Cooking and heating equipment shall not be located within 10 feet of the exits or combustible
Flammable and combustible liquids must be stored outside in an approved manner not less
than 50 feet away from structure.
LP-gas containers 500 gallons or less shall have a minimum separation between the container
and structure not less than 10 feet and properly secured to prevent unauthorized movement.
LP-gas containers gallons or more shall have minimum separation between the container and
structures of not less than 25 feet and properly secured to prevent unauthorized movement.
Generators and other internal combustion power sources shall be separated from
tents/canopies by a minimum of 20 feet and shall be isolated from contact with the public by
fencing, enclosure or other approved means.
Fees for tents and canopies are based on the number of tents or canopies installed #1-5 =
$50.00 #6-10 = $75.00 #11-15 = $100.00 #16-20 = $160.00 #20+ = $200.00
ALL TENTS SHALL BE INSPECTED by the Dublin Building Division and the Washington
Township Fire Department before occupancy.