Tents

Permits are required for individuals/groups of tents larger than 60m2, attached to a building, or assembled close to other buildings.

Building permits are required for any tent or group of tents that are:

  • More than 60 m2 (646 sq. ft) in the area (single tent), or
  • More than 60 m2 (646 sq. ft) in the combined area (tents in a group), or 
  • Attached to a building, or
  • Assembled less than 3m (9’-10”) from other buildings/structures

Forms

The following forms are required for a permit application:

 

Requirements

Tents or groups of tents that exceed 225 m2 (2421 sq. ft) in the area:

  • The supporting framing structure and anchorage system for this size tent must be designed and inspected on-site by a professional engineer.

Tents that are partially enclosed or fully enclosed with walls or contain bleachers:

Drawings (drawn to scale) are required to be submitted and are to include: 

  • Site plan showing the tent’s location(s), including distances to other tents or buildings/structures.
  • A certificate of flame resistance (NFPA 701 or CAN/ULC-S109).
  • Provisions for firefighting (locations of fire hydrants, fire access route and fire extinguishers).

In addition to the drawings noted above, tents or groups of tents that exceed 225 m2 (2421 sq. ft) in areas, or are partially enclosed with walls, or contain bleachers, also require drawings showing:

  • Location of exits
  • Emergency lighting
  • The number and location of washroom facilities 
  • Tent occupant load
  • Design of bleachers (if applicable)

Application process:

A complete application must be submitted with all the required forms, documents and applicable drawings.

Before submission, ensure that all necessary and applicable permissions and approvals are met.

Bring the application and two copies of the required documentation to the Customer Service Counter located on the second floor of City Hall. We’re open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

We accept cash, debit, or cheque (payable to the City of Quinte West).

After speaking with a representative from building services to determine the permit and development costs, send the application and two copies of the required documentation and a cheque payable to the City of Quinte West to:

City of Quinte West
Building Services
7 Creswell Dr.
PO Box 490
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

Submit payment:

  • By mail – send a cheque (payable to the City of Quinte West) to:

City of Quinte West
Building Services
7 Creswell Dr.
PO Box 490
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

Note that for email submissions, the permit will not be accepted until payment is made.

Other contacts:

Ontario One Call locates any buried infrastructure on the property and will identify if you can safely call 1-800-400-2255.

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