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Application For Amusement & Entertainment Permit

At a Glance
  • Phase 1 will involve all Code Enforcement operations currently conducted in PSP.
  • Phase 1 will launch in early Q2 2022.
  • All previous Access Indiana credentials remain valid.
  • Code Enforcement business in the DFBS system is not impacted.

Coming Soon: New Customer Service Platform

Planning is underway to transfer all transactional business with IDHS to a new Salesforce platform: IDHS Services Gateway. The project will occur in phases, and the first phase will deal only with the Code Enforcement operations now taking place in the Public Safety Portal (PSP), including but not limited to amusement and entertainment permits, fireworks permits, and building inspections and violations. ...

In the coming weeks, business conducted within PSP related to Code Enforcement operations will be transitioned to IDHS Services Gateway. Once complete, any Code Enforcement customer activities currently performed in PSP will be discontinued, and customers will be required to use their Access Indiana accounts to perform those activities in IDHS Services Gateway.
Note: Any Code Enforcement operations or customer activity currently conducted in the DFBS system will continue unchanged for now.

The IDHS Services Gateway will provide IDHS with an array of exciting new tools to deliver the quality service and system dependability that represent the core mission of IDHS. We look forward to providing Hoosiers with an intuitive, user-friendly experience and offering solid engagement with IDHS and its staff through this new platform.

Thank you for your patience during this transition. More detailed information will be shared over the coming weeks.

At a Glance
  • Phase 1 will involve all Code Enforcement operations currently conducted in PSP.
  • Phase 1 will launch in early Q2 2022.
  • All previous Access Indiana credentials remain valid.
  • Code Enforcement business in the DFBS system is not impacted.

Amusement and entertainment permits are required for events at a variety of locations and venues. Some of the most common kinds of places that require amusement entertainment permits are places where the following kinds of events occur: concerts and other shows, amusement rides, movies and dances. It is extremely important that the owner of the property or the operator of the event applies for the amusement entertainment permit well in advance of the first planned event so that the necessary life safety inspections of the venue can be performed to protect public safety.

Overview of Amusement and Entertainment Permits

1. If ready to apply online, please have the following information ready:

  • Information about the Owner of the Facility.
  • Information about location of the Entertainment Facility.
  • Owner / Facility Contact Information.
  • Event Names, Dates and Times for the Entertainment Permit.
  • New Requirement: You will need to upload an electronic copy of the floor plan of the AE facility, so please ensure this information is available before you start the application process.

2. Other important information when filing the project:

  • Keep all the information at hand when filing. If the web application times you out you will have to re-type all the information.
  • If you have questions regarding the Entertainment permits, please contact the IDHS Code Enforcement Section at codequestions@dhs.in.gov.
  • You will have to pay instant access and credit card fees besides the normal fees to use this service.

3. If you have a tent(s) or other membrane structure(s) associated with your Amusement and Entertainment event, please read and print the Anchorage Documentation form when necessary for your event.

4. Online Application for Amusement & Entertainment Permit (Public Safety Portal)

Public Safety Portal
Note: When completing an online application, please use browsers Chrome or Edge; other browsers may experience issues. In accordance with the state's goal to modernize and offer better customer service to Hoosiers, you are encouraged to apply online and not by paper.

Related Resources

Fireworks

See the Fireworks Information page.

Food Trucks

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has addressed fire safety requirements for food trucks:

Outdoor Event Equipment

To apply for a permit for outdoor event equipment, please apply through the Public Safety Portal. For questions on permit applications or general questions, call 317-232-1407 or email codequestions@dhs.in.gov.