Updated November 2019
TOWN OF CLAYTON
Inspections Department
111 E. Second St., P.O. Box 879
Clayton, NC 27528
Phone: 919-553-5002
Fax: 919-553-1720
TENT PERMIT APPLICATION
The Inspections Department requires a tent permit for any tent over 800 sq. ft. due at the time of Submittal. A
separate Fire Department inspection fee will be invoiced to the applicant upon completion of an on-site tent
inspection.
Tent Permit Application Processing Fee: $75.00
(To be paid to the Town of Clayton Inspections Department)
Fire Department Tent Inspection Fees
Tent Size
Fee
800 – 3,000 sq. ft.
$40.00
3,000 – 5,000 sq. ft.
$75.00
5,000 – 10,000 sq. ft.
$125.00
10,000 – 25,000 sq. ft.
$375.00
Over 25,000 sq. ft.
$500.00
Note: Tent permit submittals shall be 10 business days in advance of the event. Zoning approval for the tent is required if
erected for more than 24 hours. Tent site plans are required with this submittal and must accompany flame certificates for
each.
SITE INFORMATION
Name of Event: _____________________________________________________________________________
Event Address/Location: _____________________________________________________________________
Tent Company: ______________________________________ Phone: _______________________________
Location of Tent: _____________________________________ Type of Event: ________________________
Set-Up Date: ________________________ Event Date/Times: ______________________________________
Distance to Buildings: ________________________ Size of Tent/Canopy: ____________________________
On-Site Tent Contact: _________________________________ Phone: _______________________________
Manager of Event Contact: _____________________________ Phone: _______________________________
Will a generator be used on-site? Yes No Desired Inspection Date/Time: ________________
(Fire Department must have at least 24 hours prior notice)
Payment for permits will be invoiced directly to the tent vendor
OFFICE USE ONLY
Date Received: ________________
Amount Paid: ________________ File Number: _________________
Updated November 2019
APPLICANT INFORMATION
Applicant:
Mailing Address:
Phone Number:
Fax:
Contact Person:
Email Address:
For questions regarding fire inspections contact:
Tony Atkinson, Fire Marshal, at 919.553.1577 or Tatkinson@Townofclaytonnc.org
Kevin Stancil, Fire Inspector at 919.553.9329 or Kstancil@townofclaytonnc.org.
TENT/MEMBRANE STRUCTURE CHECKLIST
Application is for: Tent Membrane
# of Structures:
Size:
#
Yes
No
N/A
List
1
Tent > 700 square feet with sides / flaps. Permit Required
2
Tent > 1800 square feet without sides. Permit Required
3
Air-Supported Structure > 400 square feet. Additional information
required. (See NC Fire Code)
4
Attached Certificate(s) Flame Resistant Material or Treated with
Flame Retardant
5
Tent with sides. At least (2) marked exits that are
(72") wide. More than (199) occupants,
see Table
(3103.12.2 NCFC 2018)
6
Exit with curtains shall be free sliding on a metal support at a
minimum of (80") above the floor. When
fully opened, no part of
the curtain shall obstruct the exit.
7
Exit signs for tents with sides I flaps shall be illuminated with battery
back-up
8
"No Smoking" signage shall be conspicuously posted in accordance to
code
9
An "Occupant Load" sign noting the occupancy level shall be posted per
(NC Admin Code 2018)
10
Aisles shall be (44") clear width - Free of any obstructions in the public
area
11
A (20 foot) wide fire lane shall be accessible to the tent
12
Fire Department vehicles shall have access to within (150 feet) around
the tent
13
Maintain a (20 foot) clearance between the structure and other tents,
membrane structures, lot lines, building lines, parked vehicles or internal
combustion engines. (Support ropes and guy wires are
part of the tent.
The 20 foot margin will be measured from this point out)
Updated November 2019
TENT/MEMBRANE STRUCTURE CHECKLIST Cont…
#
Yes
No
N/A
List
14
Open flames and other devices emitting flame, fire, heat or flammable
or combustible liquids, gas,
charcoal or other cooking devices will be
maintained at least (20 feet) away from tent. (This excludes food
warming devices such as solid flammables, butane or other similar
devices which do not cause an ignition
hazard.
15
Cooking and Heating Equipment shall be more than (10 feet) from exits
and combustible material
16
Fire Extinguishers shall be located within (75 feet) of all points within
the tent structure
17
Combustible vegetation shall be moved to a distance of (30 feet) from
the area to be occupied by the tent
/ membrane structure
18
Accessibility fixtures, including an accessible walking surface to
accommodate persons with as disability.
(Note
-
Grass is not an
accessible walking surface)
19
Tent I membrane structure shall be maintained in good condition and
adequately roped, braced and anchored to withstand the elements of
weather and prevent collapse. Ropes, guy wires, etc. must be
readily
visible to minimize a tripping hazard.
20
Restroom accommodations for the event. Indicate the location(s) and
type(s) (i.e. portable or in buildings) on the site plan. Location:
A
Certificate of Flame Resistance
B
Dimension Site plan showing tent location. (20-foot clearance from other
structures and Fire Department
vehicular access to within (150 feet.)
APPLICANT AFFIDAVIT
I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that I have full legal right to request such action and that the statements
or information made in any paper or plans submitted herewith are true and correct to the best of my
knowledge. I understand this application, related material and all attachments become official records of
the Town of Clayton, North Carolina, and will not be returned.
_______________________ __________________________ _____________
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