You need a Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation and Permit when 75 or more people are indoors or 200 or more are outdoors.

How to Apply

To apply for a Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation, download the PA1 form online, and submit it to the Department of Buildings (DOB) Borough Office where the property is located.

Learn more and download a PA1 form application.

Find a DOB Borough Office.

What Happens Next

DOB performs an inspection when you are first issued a Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation. This Certificate does not expire. Before the end of the first year after the Certificate is issued, the Fire Department must perform an inspection.

To learn more or request a Place of Assembly inspection, go to the Place of Assembly Inspection page.

If your property passes inspection, the Fire Department will provide you with a Place of Assembly Permit. The Fire Department must inspect your establishment and renew the Place of Assembly Permit each year.

Get Help

You can get additional assistance with the Place of Assmbly application and process by phone.

Call 311 for assistance.

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