Fire Permit Applications

Fire permits are required for various events and operations. 

Site plans and aerial photographs of the event location may be required. If the event and/or operation does not fall into one of these permit categories, please call 480-312-1855.

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  • Tent permit – required for any tent over 400 sq. ft. and any tent with no sides over 700 sq. ft. or multiple tents or tents with no sides at one event.
  • Vehicle Display permit – required for the display of a vehicle, motorcycle, boat, etc in a building, tent, canopy or public area.
  • Expo/convention permit – required for exposition and convention booth set-ups in ballrooms, etc.
  • Roofing operations permit – required for any roofing operation using a torch or kettle procedure.
  • Bonfire permit – required for any open burning within the City of Scottsdale for events or religious ceremonies.
  • Christmas tree lot permit – required for any Christmas tree lot set-up within the City of Scottsdale.
  • Consumer fireworks retail sale permit – required for any retail sales of consumer fireworks, as defined in A.R.S. 36-1601, within the City of Scottsdale.
  • Fire dancing permit – required for any type of fire dancing indoors or outdoors within the City of Scottsdale.
  • Compressed gas permit – required for any compressed gas installation including Bulk CO2 installations, indoor or outdoor within the City of Scottsdale. 

Fire Permit Fees

Fire permit fees for the Fiscal year of 2023/2024, effective July 1, 2023, are:

  • $250 per application received 10 days or more before the event date
  • $500 per application received less than 10 days before the event date

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Fire Department

Witzeman Public Safety Building
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
General Information: 480-312-8000
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 480-312-8911
Email: [email protected]

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