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Party Planning, Party Supplies in Indianapolis

Tent Permits


Hamilton County

In Hamilton County, tents to be used for personal purposes, i.e. weddings, graduations, backyard parties, etc. generally do not need a permit. Exceptions to this might be if you are placing the tent on city, county or state property. Always call your city's permit department for clarification on the need for a permit.

For commercial purposes a permit is generally required and this is up to the customer to secure. Contact the permits department in the city where you plan on erecting a tent for guidance on permits. Be sure to contact the local authorities prior to erecting the tent!

Fishers Indiana has a rather complex set of ordinances with respect to erecting a tent on city property. I will not attempt to interrupt these but will suggest that you contact the City of Fishers for any questions or clarifications you might need.

Keep in mind that most tents that are erected on Fishers city property will need to be inspected by the Fire Marshall, thus you must give adequate lead time for the inspection.

Aardvark's Party Rentals will not be involved in erecting tents on Fishers property due to the complex set of regulations and the number of reports that must be submitted to have a tent erected. The cost for such reports and the cost to pay for the inspection make it prohibitive as these costs would have to be passed on to you through the price for a tent.

This does not affect those tents set up on non-city property. If you are planning a wedding reception or an outdoor event on your property, your church's property or any personally owned property, we would be more than happy to erect a tent for you!

Marion County

In Marion County there is a much more involved process for securing permission to erect a tent. We urge you to contact the Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement and talk with them about the various permits and inspections that you may be subject to. Tents located in Lawrence, Speedway, Beech Grove, and Southport are not subject to permits from Department of Code Enforcement.

Aardvark's Party Rentals will not be involved in erecting tents in Indianapolis (with the exception of Lawrence, Speedway, Beech Grove, and Southport) due to the complex set of regulations and the number of reports that must be submitted to have a tent erected. The cost for such reports and the cost to pay for the inspection make it prohibitive as these costs would have to be passed on to you through the price for a tent.

All Other Counties

Please check with the proper governing authority for the laws and rules concerning tents. It is your responsibility to be in compliance with the law.


Legal Notice

Aardvark's Party Rentals and its employees are not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page. We are endeavoring to inform the general public to the fact that various laws and ordinances could or may apply in specific cases. It is imperative that you, as the renter, check to determine if any of these laws or ordinances apply to you. Aardvark's Party Rentals will not secure permits or pay for any mandated inspection or pay any fine levied by any legal authority in the State of Indiana for erecting a tent at your direction.


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