This annual permit may be requested by public assembly occupancies for events such as concerts, banquets, graduations, etc. where the same floor plan is used for multiple events. This cannot be used for non-assembly buildings, trade shows, outside tents, fenced outside events or haunted houses.
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.
Section 1004.3 of the Oregon Fire Code requires every room or space that is an assembly occupancy to have the occupant load of the room or space posted in a conspicuous place, near the main exit or exit access doorway from the room or space. It shall be maintained by the owner or authorized agent.
Welcome to the Fire Marshal's Office online commercial inspection request tool. This form can be used to request commercial fire inspections (sprinkler, underground, fixed extinguishing system, tanks, etc.)
Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office is providing inspections, permits, certification and plan review services. We have adjusted our business practices to continue serving our customers while following safe worksite guidelines