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Assembly occupancy refers to the occupancy or the use of a building, or part thereof, by a gathering of persons for civic, political, travel, religious, social, education, or similar purposes, or serving of food or drink. The term may include, among others, assembly halls, passenger or bus depots, churches, restaurants, dance schools, day care centers, and schools. Permits and other laws and regulations governing assembly occupancies vary by area.
The following is a local law governing assembly occupancy:
Assembly occupancy includes, but is not limited to; all facilities, buildings, structures or portions thereof used for the gathering together of fifty (50) or more persons for such purposes as deliberation, worship, education, instruction, civic/social functions, dining or drinking, entertainment, recreation, amusement, or awaiting transportation.