Inspection of Tents and Propane Tanks for Events / Cooking
Safety Requirements - The following requirements must be followed when cooking under a tent and/or using a propane tank. If you have any questions at all, please contact the Fire Marshal's Office at (860) 647-3267.
Tents - The following conditions must be met when cooking under a tent:
A certificate from the tent manufacturer or a listed laboratory shall be submitted to the Fire Marshal’s Office stating that the tent is fireproof and flame retardant.
The public shall not be allowed under tent while cooking or cooking appliance(s) are in operation and/or in place.
Tents not used for cooking, which are used for weather protection, shall be allowed as long as they are not a flammable type material.
Any tent used for public seating/cover shall be at least twenty-five feet (25') from any cooking tent.
Certain size tents require that a Building Permit be issued. These requirements are on file at the Building Department (647-3052).
The Fire Marshal must approve the tent at least two weeks prior to the event.
A permit must be issued by the Fire Marshal. There is a $20.00 fee per each tank.
Inspection of the appliance and fuel source will be done on site - the day of the event.