Temporary Use Authorization Permit

Permit allowing a specific land use for a limited period of time, typically not associated with significant construction activity. Usually used for temporary events and/or for mobile food facilities on private property.

Information

A Temporary Use Authorization permits a specific land use for a limited period of time on a particular parcel. Temporary Use Authorizations are typically not associated with significant construction activity; they authorize such short-term uses as mobile food facilities, seasonal Christmas tree and pumpkin sales, construction trailers, and festivals or exhibitions.

 

A Temporary Use Authorization from the Planning Department is frequently one of a number of City permits required to operate a temporary use. The Fire, Police, and Health Departments, among others, may also require separate permits before such can commence operations. 

 

While a Temporary Use Authorization permits a specific use or activity on a given parcel, it does not authorize any construction-related activities. Construction, demolition, or alteration of a structure - regardless of association with a temporary use - are subject to the permitting requirements of the Department of Building Inspection (DBI).

Permit Documents

The following documents are part of this permit. Fill out the necessary forms and submit them to the issuing department to apply.