Temporary Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation

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New Application Fees: $250+ HOW TO APPLY

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Buildings, Department of City
A Temporary Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation (TPA) is required for temporary premises where 75 or more members of the public gather indoors or 200 or more gather outdoors, for religious, recreational, educational, political or social purposes, or to consume food or drink. A TPA is issued for events lasting less than 30 days.

Temporary Place of Assembly Certificates of Operation are issued by the Department of Buildings (DOB) Borough Commissioner?s Office, and are approved on a case-by-case basis. In all cases, written request for a Temporary Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation must be made within 10 days prior to the event in order to avoid additional fees. The receipt date of the written request will be counted as one of the ten business days.
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For contact information by borough, please visit the Agency Contacts by Borough and Unit.
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Temporary Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/home/home.shtml

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