The state of Ohio requires a permit for all tents and membrane structures (air inflated or frame covered structure) over 200 square feet, and canopies (open sides at least 75%) over 400 square feet.
These permits are not processed by Shawnee State University Risk Management, but by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Code Enforcement. Tents are NOT INSPECTED on weekends or holidays, except for football related events. Please allow at least 1 week for processing. Send permits to:
The Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of State Fire Marshal
8895 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Fax: (614) 728-5168