Requirements for Events

The State Fire Marshal's Office and the New London Fire Department have specific requirements pertaining to events.

First, a permit is required from the City of New London Building Official's Office for the erection of any tent larger than 10 x 20 (200 square feet). Additional information can be obtained by calling (860) 477-5240. It is the responsibility of the tent company, or organization/office erecting the tent to obtain this permit. Permit applications must be made at least 5 working days prior to the event. An inspection of the tent by the Fire Marshall's Office is initiated by the the building permit application.

Detailed information on fire safety requirements for tents can be found in the Connecticut College Tent Use Policy.

The New London Fire Department also requires a permit whenever propane tanks are used at "public" events. A "public" event is defined as one that includes individuals who are not immediate members of the campus community (i.e., faculty, staff and students.). The permit application requires a $20.00 fee, payable at the time of the application. To begin the permit process, call the Fire Marshal's Office at (860) 447-5294. The Fire Inspector (Or Fire Marshal) will come to the site and inspect the propane tank(s), and sign off on the permit. Be sure to keep a copy of the completed (and approved) form for your records.

Note: Storage of flammable gases and liquids are prohibited in all residential halls. For this reason, students are not allowed to use or possess propane grills.

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