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Event Permit Applications and Information

Special Events:

The Lakeland Fire Department requires permits for special events that utilize, demonstrate, or sell flammable or combustible materials. 

Applications must be submitted with associated fees (if applicable). Complete applications can be emailed directly to fsm@lakelandgov.net for quick and easy processing. Applications may also be submitted in person at Fire Safety Management offices located at 701 E Main Street, Lakeland, FL 33801If emailing your complete application, fees may be mailed or dropped off in person at FSM offices. 

Download the special events permit application here.

Indoor/Outdoor Displays: 

The Lakeland Fire Department requires contractors operating pyrotechnic or fireworks displays in Lakeland to obtain a permit prior to setting up and at least 24 hours prior to event. Operators must pass a written competency test to be listed with the Lakeland Fire Department and to operate within the City of Lakeland.

Applications must be submitted with associated fees (if applicable). Complete applications can be emailed directly to fsm@lakelandgov.net for quick and easy processing. Applications may also be submitted in person at Fire Safety Management offices located at 701 E Main Street, Lakeland, FL 33801If emailing your complete application, fees may be mailed or dropped off in person at FSM offices. 

Download the Indoor/Outdoor Display application form here. 

Sparkler Sales:

The Lakeland Fire Department requires vendors wishing to sell sparklers in Lakeland to obtain a permit prior to the beginning of sales.

Applications must be submitted with associated fees (if applicable). Complete applications can be emailed directly to fsm@lakelandgov.net for quick and easy processing. Applications may also be submitted in person at Fire Safety Management offices located at 701 E Main Street, Lakeland, FL 33801If emailing your complete application, fees may be mailed or dropped off in person at FSM offices. 

Download the sparkler sales application form here. 

Special Amusement (e.g. Haunted House) Requirements:

The Lakeland Fire Department provides information concerning the requirements for set-up and operation of haunted houses and other special amusements. The organizer needs to apply for a special events permit and agree to the terms of the Special Amusement requirements before proceeding.

Applications must be submitted with associated fees (if applicable). Complete applications can be emailed directly to fsm@lakelandgov.net for quick and easy processing. Applications may also be submitted in person at Fire Safety Management offices located at 701 E Main Street, Lakeland, FL 33801If emailing your complete application, fees may be mailed or dropped off in person at FSM offices. 

Download the special amusements and special events permit application here. 

Tent Erection:

The Lakeland Fire Department requires permits for the erection of tents over 900 square feet in size.

Applications must be submitted with associated fees (if applicable). Complete applications can be emailed directly to fsm@lakelandgov.net for quick and easy processing. Applications may also be submitted in person at Fire Safety Management offices located at 701 E Main Street, Lakeland, FL 33801If emailing your complete application, fees may be mailed or dropped off in person at FSM offices. 

Download the tent permit application here.