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Short Term Events - Special Requirements for Assemblies, Circuses, and Sporting Events


Applications for the building permit must be submitted at least thirty days prior to the event.

  • Parking requirements for circuses and sporting events shall be calculated on a basis of one parking space for every 50 square feet of tent area.
    All such parking spaces must be provided on the subject site.
  • A letter from the property owner authorizing the dates of the event.
  • A letter from the sponsor detailing the event.
  • Written approval from Miami-Dade Health Department at 1725 NW 167th Street, 305-623-3500.
  • Written approval from Miami-Dade County Police Department at one of the following locations:
    • 5975 Miami Lakes Drive East, 305-698-1500
    • 9101 N.W. 25th Street, 305-471-2800
    • 7707 S.W. 117th Avenue, 305-279-6929
    • Miami International Airport, 305-876-7373
    • 2950 N.W. 83rd Street, 305-836-8601
    • 10800 S.W. 211th Street, 305-378-4300
    • 15665 Biscayne Boulevard, 305-940-9980

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR)

  • A review of site and assemble (seating) plans are required.
  • Minimum head room 7'6".
  • The following must be provided in order to comply with the Florida Fire Prevention Code:
    • Provide one ABC type "2A" fire extinguisher for each 400 sq. ft., where mounted top of the extinguisher does not exceed five feet above floor.
      After the first 1,200 sq. ft. (three extinguishers), provide one additional extinguisher for each 1,000 sq. ft.
    • Minimum aisle width with seating 44".
      Aisles serving areas other than seating shall not be less than five feet wide and the number of such aisles shall be at the discretion of the authority having jurisdiction.
    • No parking within 20 feet except upon a public street.
    • “No Smoking” signs.
    • Provide flame spread (class A) affidavit of affirmation for membrane structures.
    • There shall be a minimum of 12 feet between stake lines (multiple tents).
    • No unauthorized open flames or pyrotechnics permitted in tents.
    • Heating devices must comply with NFPA 102, and the authority having jurisdiction.
    • Fire watch is required for all tents with a capacity of 300 persons or greater.
      To arrange, please call Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department at 786-331-4800.
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