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Tents & Carnivals

Tents

Tents with permits are allowed to be erected on private property for 3 days in approved residential zoning districts and 14 days in other approved zoning districts.

* Tents without electrical and erected by licensed tent erector are not asses a permit fee. However, an application, inspection and posting of permits are required.

Carnivals

Carnivals include events that include amusement rides.

*  Carnivals with tents require tent permit(s) in addition to a carnival permit.

A permit from the State of Illinois Department of Labor (217)-782-9347 is required to operate a Carnival or Amusement Rides. The City of Rockford does not conduct inspections for amusement rides. See the following web sites for information.

https://www.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/ARPS/Pages/default.aspx

www.library.ca.gov/CRB/97/12/97012ab.html

www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/amuse.pdf

Where food is to be prepared and served to the public, a food service permit shall be obtained from the County of Winnebago Health Department (815)-720-4100.

Inspections for cooking appliances and flame spread rating of tent materials, lighting, and exiting are conducted by the Fire Prevention Bureau 779-348-7172.

Inspections for electrical equipment and wiring lighting are conducted by the Electrical Division 779-348-7158.

Tents and Carnivals may not be erected on City of Rockford property, without City of Rockford Council approval prior to permit issuance.