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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 Special Event Permit from Fire Inspection Services.   
1. Location of containers:  LP-gas containers shall be located outside. Safety release valves shall be pointed away from the tent or temporary membrane structure.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 at 250 S. 4th Street, Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Parking is available.

Fees are available in the License Fee Schedule on our website. 

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For more information, email or call Jim Huntzicker at [email protected] or  612-201-2624 for more information about permit or code related information.

Fire Inspection Services Office
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-673-3000 or 311

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Last updated Aug 22, 2019



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