Tent Permit Application

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Fire Marshal's Office
Austin Fire Department
6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive
Austin, Texas 78752
(512) 974-0127


If you selected YES to at least two (2) of the previous questions, do not continue this application and fill out an ACE application instead. The ACE Application must be filled out by the main event organizer.

If the tent or membrane structure is erected on a building, balcony, stage, platform or other structure, it will require a building permit unless the height of the platform from which the tent is erected is less than 7 inches. If your tent requires a building permit, please contact Building.Inspections@austintexas.gov and do not submit this application.

User Agreement *

Online Portal User Information

Please note: Prior to completing this application, Payee must create a user account and provide the Austin Build+Connect ID. Please do not create a new user account if an account already exists, instead just log in to retrieve your Austin Build+Connect ID.
Please provide the Austin Build+Connect ID below. The ID number can be found by visiting "My Profile" after the user account is created and you are logged in. To create a user account, visit Austin Build+Connect (AB+C) Online Portal
The invoice will be added to the online portal after this permit request is submitted and approved by the Austin Fire Department (note: this will occur closer to the event date). You may then log in to the online portal to pay your pending invoices and check your permit status, please keep in mind this request will be on hold until payment is received.

Event Information

The Tent Permit deadline is 10 days prior to the event start date by 4 PM CST. If submitted after 4 PM CST, then the following day will be your application date (i.e. you submit an application on 01/01 at 5 PM CST, then your submission date is 01/02). A request submitted past the deadline may be reviewed on an expedited after-hour basis if the necessary resources and personnel are available to accommodate the request.
Tent Permit $204
Additional Tent Permits $51
After-Hours/Expedited Review Rate $199/hr (two hour minimum)
***Cancellations must be submitted, by email to AFDSpecialEvents@austintexas.gov, 10 days prior to the event date for a refund to be considered, cancellation fees may apply***

Applicant Contact Information

Event Contact Information

This information provided in this section pertains to the contact accessible during setup of the event, throughout the event, and for other questions regarding detailed event information.  If more than one person should be contacted please add those in the Comments/Additional Information area.

Site Plan Information

Detailed site plans are required for your application submission. While site plans are not required to be professionally drawn, they must be legible, close to scale and provide sufficient detail to paint a picture of what your event will look like. The following is a list of minimum requirements that your site plan should meet:

Property overview:

  • Locations of structures, fire lanes, streets, alleys, and fencing.
  • Fencing must indicate location of exits and gates.
  • Building foot print of all structures, location of building exits, exit pathways and sidewalks must be demonstrated in the site plan.

Provide a key that indicates:

  • The direction of north.
  • All areas used for the event.
  • Any special notes applicable to the event.
  • Street names.

Provide details of the event layout:

  • Size and location of tents
  • Size and location of any other temporary structures
  • Other specific details of the event

** Screen shots of a map with no details provided are not accepted.