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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.
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.
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.
A permit is required for use of lasers needing a federal variance. This includes use at concerts, theater performances, and other gatherings for entertainment purposes.
Fire permit application for the use of pyrotechnic or special effects at concerts, movies, plays, theatrical productions, etc.