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Nashville Fire Department Permits

Please make sure your application and fees are sent into our office on time and has been received in the appropriate time allotted for the type of permit being requested.

Pyro Applications: The states Fire Marshal's Office requires application ten days prior to the event. Applications must be in the Nashville Fire Marshal’s Office 10 working days prior along with payment of fees. Make check payable to the Nashville Fire Department. It is also your responsibility to get your state application once signed from our office to the State Fire Marshal’s Office in the allotted time.

Tent Applications: Tent applications should be sent to Metro Codes and followed up to make sure they have received it. Then the Nashville Fire Marshal’s Office needs to receive payment 3 working days prior to the event. All applications must be paid by 3:00 pm three working days before event. On the application we need to know the time the tent will be up and ready for inspection If we come out to inspect at the designated time and the tent is not ready, another will need to be established and an additional $25.00 fee will be charged. If a tent is erected without a permit application and fee paid a triple fee ($75.00) will be assessed.

LPG & Propane Applications: LPG applications must be in the Nashville Fire Marshal’s Office 3 working days prior to the event along with payment of fee. Your applications must have the time you will be set up and ready for inspection. All applications must be in no later than 3:00 pm 3 working days prior to the event. If we come out to inspect and you are not ready and we have to set up for another inspection you will be billed an additional $25.00.

Special Event Fire Watch: All applications must be in the Nashville Fire Marshal’s Office 3 working days prior to the event along with payment of fee. If an event runs over the allotted time then you will be billed for the difference in time. All applications must be in no later than 3:00 pm 3 working days prior to the event.

Please note, the Fire Marshal's Office will no longer accept cash as a form of payment for the purchase of permits.