Permits are required for temporary events that may pose a fire and life safety hazard. This includes: events of 500 or more in an assembly building, 49 or more in a non-assembly building or fenced outdoor area, trade shows with six or more booths, and any haunted house.
Haunted houses or other similar installations such as fun houses, etc., which are set up for temporary use not to exceed 90 days, and if located inside a structure not designed for this specific use, shall comply with the requirements below.
Permits are required for the use of tents or membrane structures. These are temporary structures, enclosures or shelters, with or without sidewalls or drops, constructed of fabric or pliable material and supported by any manner except by air or the contents.
Fire performance art requires that both the artist and the venue have a fire permit. Fire performance artists must have a permit for each performance. The venue can get a single use permit or an annual permit.
This program is purely voluntary and is offered to people with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifically those deaf or hard of hearing. This program is only for persons living within the City of Portland.
Fireworks during the Fourth of July are a tradition, but did you know that more fires are reported on this day than on any other of the year in the United States? Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks. Enjoy your holiday with just a few simple safety tips and keep your loved ones safe.