[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Portsmouth 10-25-1993 by Ord. No. 93-10-25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No tent exceeding 120 square feet in area shall be erected, maintained, operated or used in the Town of Portsmouth except under a license issued by the Portsmouth Town Council sitting as a Board of License Commissioners. (For statutory requirement, see R.I.G.L. § 23-28.19-1, as amended.)
The license application form shall contain the name and address of the applicant, the name and address of the owner of the land on which the tent will be erected, the address of said land, the dates for which the license is requested and a brief description of the tent and its proposed use.
The Town Clerk shall not accept any license application for presentation to the Board of License Commissioners unless it is accompanied by written approvals from the Town Building, Fire and Police Departments; by such plans as any of such Departments shall deem necessary for purposes of public safety; and by the license application fee.
The Board of License Commissioners may grant or deny a license based on considerations of public safety. It may grant a license for a shorter term than sought and may issue licenses for the same tent and use for successive terms.
No license shall be issued until the Town Clerk has been informed that a final inspection has been done by the Fire and Building Departments. However, at the request of either of said Departments, in a case where the tent will not be constructed or completed until after the office of the Town Clerk is closed, the Town Clerk may issue the license to be physically held by the Building Official or Fire Chief, who shall deliver it to the licensee after final inspection.
These requirements shall not apply to tents erected for residential use in connection with one-, two- and three-family private dwellings. (See R.I.G.L. § 23-28.1-2, as amended.)