University Events Department

Tent Usage on Campus

 

Tent permits must be obtained prior to erecting a tent on campus. The group or department that is planning on using a tent must obtain a permit at the Town of South Orange Building Department, located on South Orange Avenue. The fee varies based on the size of the tent.

The group must also obtain a permit from the South Orange Fire Department for a fee of either $35.00 or $42.00 depending on the size of the tent. The tent should be erected a day or two prior to the event.

The responsible party must also arrange for the Town of South Orange Building Department and the South Orange Fire Department to come and inspect the tent prior to use.  Approved permits should be posted in a clear pouch on the inside corner of the tent.

The responsible party must also arrange for fire extinguishers to be placed on either side of the tent secured to the corner. Contact the Department of Public Safety at (973) 761-9328, for the temporary use of the fire extinguishers. Security will provide at least one 4-A rated or two 2-A rated fire extinguishers per tent. The requesting party is responsible for loss or damage to the fire extinguishers.

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