The City of Canandaigua Fire Department wants to keep you safe this summer. New York State law requires that if you will be erecting a tent over 200 square feet, you will need an operating permit from the City before the tent can be occupied. This requirement also applies to canopies over 400 square feet. This requirement includes all tents, whether they are erected by businesses, residents or non-profits and for all uses, including weddings, festivals, and other events.
Applications must be received by the City 10 business days prior to tent set up. A fee will be charged based on the current hourly rate. For more information, please contact the City of Canandaigua Fire Department at 585-396-5050.