Event Safety

If you are thinking about planning an event or conference, you must submit an event request to the Conference and Reservations, and Event Services (CRES) department. Event requests should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event to assure adequate coordination and approval. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety collaborates with the CRES department to obtain event permits to assist with maintaining a safe event.

What you need to know

An event permit is required for the following:

  • Air-supported membrane structure over 400 square feet
  • Tent (with side walls) over 700 square feet
  • Canopy (without side walls) over 1,800 square feet
  • Pyrotechnics (strictly prohibited without an approved permit)
  • Bonfire
  • Use of candles or open flames
  • Grills or portable outdoor heaters


The Environmental Health and Safety Office offers the following services:

  • Consultative regulatory review
  • Event permit authorization
  • Signage
  • Equipment testing and calibration
  • Inspections
  • Training


If you have any questions please contact EHS at 704-687-1111 or email ehsoffice@uncc.edu