Tent Inspections

913/888-6066

Tent inspections are required by the international fire code and for a permit.

All tents must be constructed of flame-resistant materials, and an affidavit stating the date of treatment and the warranted period of effectiveness must be submitted to the Fire Department (Call 913/888-6066 for the affidavit). Additionally:

  1. Gasoline, gas, charcoal, candles or other cooking devices or any other unapproved open flame shall not be permitted inside or located within 20 feet of the tent.
  2. At least one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating, or two portable fire extinguishers with a minimum 2-A rating each, shall be provided in each tent.
  3. Electrical wiring shall be in conformance with approved requirements.
  4. The tent shall be separated from adjacent structures according to the following table:

Separation Distance

Use Group Distance From Use Group
Assembly
Business
Educational
Institutional
20 Feet Assembly
Business
Educational
Institutional
Mercantile 30 Feet Assembly
Business
Educational
Institutional
Mercantile


Inspectors will need to know what time the tent and contents will be set up and ready for inspection.