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Special Events

Special Events often require multiple permits from the Fire Marshal’s Office. These permits may include: Special Event Fire Watch, LPG (propane), Tents and Pyrotechnics.

Permit Requirements for Special Events

The Fire Marshal’s Office has a staff member that is a part of the Special Event Committee operating under the direction of the Office of Film & Special Events - Public Works Department (This Office of Film & Special Events oversees the coordination and permitting process for all filming, special events, parades and street banners in the Nashville & Davidson County area). Events that require street closures or the involvement of Metro Government Departments require specific permits.

Permit Resources

Permit Applications

Fire Watch

Events that may require a Special Event Fire Watch may include event that close down essential streets and bridges, cooking demonstrations, large numbers of participants/spectators, large occupancy tents without fire protection equipment, etc. (i.e. July 4th, New Year’s Eve, CMA Festival).

Special Fire Watch Application

Liquid Propane Gas (LPG / Propane)

Use of propane for heating, cooking or special effect

LPG (Propane) Application


Tent Permit Application


Use of any pyrotechnic devices close proximity or outdoor

Pyrotechnic Application