If your event meets any criteria listed below the organizer may need to obtain a Special Events permit from the Santa Clara County Fire Department.
- Large gathering of the public for a festival or street fair.
- Tent in excess of 400 square feet.
- Tent with no sides in excess of 700 square feet.
- Propane tank
- Open flame
- Haunted Houses
- Pumpkin Patch
- Tree Lots
- Graduation Nights
It is the responsibility of the organizer to work with the SCCFD to obtain any necessary fire permits. There may be additional costs and requirements required by the SCCFD that the organizer must comply with. You can review the outdoor carnivals and fairs specifications document at: http://www.sccfd.org/images/documents/fire_prevention/standards/2.4.6_outdoor_carnivals_and_fairs.pdf for more information.
The organizer must submit proof of the permit application to the Events Specialist prior to the event. This application can be found at https://www.losgatosca.gov/2439/Special-Events-Information. Please contact the SCCFD for additional information. At www.sccfd.org or (408) 378-4010.