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Princeton Department of Emergency & Safety Services Bureau of Fire Safety

One Monument Dr Princeton, NJ 08540

609-497-7646

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Application for a Type I Fire Safety Tent Permit

Tent: A structure, enclosure or shelter greater than 900 square feet in area or more than 30 lineal feet in any direction, constructed of fabric and having walls on 25% or more of the lineal perimeter.

Please note the following:
  • A separate permit must be obtained for each tent if the tent is separated by more than 5 feet from another tent.
  • Tents greater than 140 feet in any direction or greater than 16,800 sq. ft in area, in use for more than 180 days, have a permanent anchoring system, are being used between November 1 and the following April 1, or contain platforms greater than 11 ft in height shall require a permit issued pursuant to the NJ Uniform Construction Code.
  • An electrical permit is required from the Princeton Building Department if electric lighting or power will be used in the tent.
  • A separate permit is required from the Bureau of Fire Safety if heating equipment is being used in the tent. That permit can be obtained here: Open Flame (Heating) Permit Application
Also note:
  • Cooking under an occupied tent is strictly prohibited as per N.J.A.C. 5:70-3, 2404.15.5
  • Smoking is prohibited in/under any tent as per N.J.A.C. 5:70-3, 2404.6
Please make sure to read all of the instructions, attach all required documents and include a non-refundable payment of 100.00.

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Site Plan showing the location of the tent
A plan showing the location and dimensions of tables, etc
A Certificate of flame propagation performance treatment
A letter granting permission to obtain a permit for a tent from the property owner