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Are You Ready to Party?

Are You Ready to Party?

Design 2147 would like to remind our friends and family about filing Temporary Place of Assembly (TPA) permits for any upcoming holiday parties.

TPA permits are usually obtained for a specific event in a space that is not a Public Assembly (PA) with a Certificate of Operation. TPAs are required for gatherings of more than 75 people in an indoor space or roof terrace. TPAs are also required for gatherings of 200 people or more in a confined outdoor space (excluding terraces).

See below for the following items needed to file a TPA request:

1. Plans, including furniture layout (signed & sealed by licensed professional)
2. Request Letter describing event including specific dates and time of event (signed & sealed by licensed professional)
3. DOB Filing Fee

TPA Timeline

10 Business Days Prior to Event 3 Business Days Prior to Event Day Before Event Day of Event During Event
Earliest day to submit TPA requestDOB TPA filing fee Last possible day to submit TPA requestDOB TPA filing fee+ Priority DOB filing fee DOB objections (if any) e-mailed to applicant Resubmit TPA plans/request to address objections (if any)Receive DOB Approval Letter Architect ensures space complies with DOB Approval Letter & Approved plansFDNY Inspection

During Event

  • Approved plans must be readily available on-site during event* DOB acceptance letter must be available on-site during event
  • FDNY inspection
    • During the TPA event (per time period specified in request letter) FDNY will come to inspect the space for compliance with approved plans
    • FDNY will invoice the building owner for this inspection

Additional Considerations

  • The duration of a TPA permit can range from one day (for a specific event) to thirty days for an on-going public assembly use. On-going TPA permits may be renewed every thirty days.
  • Typically, certified fire guards are required to direct occupants to exits as specified by the applicant and the DOB.