Event propane

We may require a special permit to use liquified petroleum (LP) gas equipment at an event.

About event propane

Requirements

Liquefied petroleum (LP) Gas: General LP-gas equipment such as tanks, piping, hoses, fittings, valves, tubing, and other related components shall be approved and in accordance with Chapter 38 and the State of Minnesota Mechanical Code,  NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code and may require a Fire Watch - Special Event from Fire Inspection Services.   

  • Location of containers:  LP-gas containers shall be located outside. Safety release valves shall be pointed away from the tent or temporary membrane structure.
  • Containers 500 gallons or less: Portable LP-gas containers with a capacity 500 gallons or less shall have a minimum separation between the container and structure, property lines, public ways, or other containers of not less than 10 feet.
  • Containers more than 500 gallons:  Portable LP-gas containers with a capacity of more than 500 gallons shall have a minimum separation between the container and structures, property lines, public ways, or other containers of not less than 25 feet.
  • Protection and security:  Portable LP-gas containers, piping, valves, and fittings which are located outside an area being used to fuel equipment inside a tent or temporary membrane structure shall be adequately protected to prevent tampering, damage by vehicles, or other hazards and shall be located in an approved location. Portable LP-gas containers shall be securely fastened in place to prevent unauthorized movement.

Submit applications to the Minneapolis Development Review Office

Fees 

See the License Fee Schedule

Contact Fire Inspection Services if you have questions

 

Contact us

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-2080

Fax

612-673-3399

Address

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

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.