Thursday, April 20, 2006

Temporary Place of Assembly Permits

Q: What is the procedure to obtain a Temporary Place of Assembly Permit (TPA)? What are the submission requirements?

A: Check out TPPN 7/96, which outlines the submission requirements. TPA's should be filed at least 10 business days prior to the TPA event. TPA's are required where a space does not have a PA Permit and event is planned for the space which exceeds 75 persons. A TPA Permit is also required where an existing Place of Assembly will be occupied in a special way (eg: more Occupants that that which is approved) for a one day event.

The DOB fee for submission (as of 1/2005) is $250, plus a $100 late fee for each day less than 10 days prior to the event.