Propane

You need a special permit to use liquified petroleum (LP) gas equipment at an event.

Definition

Liquified petroleum (LP) gas, or propane, equipment includes:

  • Tanks
  • Fittings
  • Piping hoses
  • Tubes
  • Valves

You can use LP gas to:

  • Heat a tent
  • Enhance special effects, such as cold smoke or confetti blasters 
propane fire in hot air balloon

Requirements

Containers

  • Location of containers: LP gas containers must be outside. Safety release valves must point away from the tent or temporary membrane structure.
  • Containers 500 or fewer gallons: Portable LP gas containers must be at least 10 feet away from any structure, property line, public ways or other containers.
  • Containers more than 500 gallons: Portable LP gas containers must be at least 25 feet away from any structure, property line, public ways or other containers.
  • Protection and security: 
    • Portable LP gas containers, piping, valves and fittings are usually located outside. Wwe must approve the location.
    • You must protect the equipment to prevent tampering, damage by vehicles or other hazards.
    • You must fasten in place portable LP gas containers to prevent unauthorized movement.

Application

Download a special event permit application

Submit your application 

Submit application to the Minneapolis Development Review Office  

Get help

You can meet with a customer service representative about stages at events.

See how to get help at the City of Minneapolis Service Center

Contact us

Jim Huntzicker

Fire Inspection Services Office

Phone

612-201-2624

Minneapolis Development Review

Community Planning & Economic Development

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Service Center hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.