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Tailgaters and Special Events Requirements

 Grills / Fryers / Warmers / Smokers

  • Grills / Smokers can be propane, charcoal or wood fired.
  • 3A40BC extinguisher is required when cooking is being done. If using grease or oil a K type is also required.
  • No grills are to be used under tents or canopies and must be located at least 5 ft from tents and 10 ft from a structure.
  • Commercial fryers cannot be used under tents. A non-combustible flooring must be used under fryers. The fryer must be equipped with quick release covers activated by a fusible link to drop the covers.
  • Warming vessels are allowed if sternos or electricity are the fuel that supplies the heat.
  • A maximum of 3 sternos are allowed in hot boxes to keep food warm.


  • Generators may be gasoline or diesel-fueled, and all must be grounded with a grounding rod or stake.
  • No excessive amperage draws or daisy chains of receptacles are permitted. Heavy-duty outdoor extension cords are required.
  • Additional fuel must be kept a minimum of 10 feet from the site of the generator. 
  • No refueling is permitted while generator is running.


  • Tents over 10 ft x 10 ft require a permit through the Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Tents are to be at least 10ft apart if not used together (stake to stake or barrel to barrel).
  • All tents must be secured using one of the following methods:
    • Filled water barrels or buckets
    • Stakes driven into ground (after utilities are verified)
    • Tie-offs to a vehicle or other stationary object
    • Weights or sand bags