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Occupant Capacity Certificates

Fire Marshal Division personnel will determine occupancy capacity and issue an official certificate for display.
An assembly occupancy shall be posted with an approved legible sign in contrasting colors conspicuously located near the main point of egress from the room or space stating the number of occupants permitted within such space. Assembly rooms or spaces, which have multiple use capacity, shall be posted for all uses. The owner or manager of the occupancy shall be responsible for installing and maintaining the signs. 
An assembly occupancy is defined as an occupancy used for:
  • A gathering of 50 or more persons for deliberation, worship, entertainment, eating, drinking, amusement, awaiting transportation, or similar uses
  • An area used as a special amusement building, regardless of occupant load.

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland. 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 | Tele: (410) 222-7000