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Special Events

The City of Tacoma would like to encourage event promoters in their efforts to develop activities in the City that may be of interest to our visitors as well as residents. However, it is necessary to balance the probable impact of the event with the safety needs of the participants as well as the rest of the community.

The Special Events Section of the Tacoma Fire Prevention Bureau issues temporary permits and establishes conditions to ensure public safety at large public gatherings including fairs, concerts, sporting events, and festivals. They also inspect and issue permits related to outdoor cooking, trade shows, and other high-profile events.

If you have any questions, then contact us at (253) 591-5740 or send us an email.

Public Assembly Fire Safety

Public Assembly Handout
Nightclub Patrons Fire Safety Handout

Special Event Information

Special Events - Frequently Asked Questions
Tent/Air Support Structure Procedure Information
Flame Proofing and Combustible Storage
Flame Proofing Resources
General Requirements for Temporary Assembly Occupancy

Special Event Temporary Permit Applications

Open Flame Entertainment
Fireworks - Outdoor 
Fireworks - Indoor
Tents, Canopies and Membrane Structures