Temporary Use Permits

Temporary Use Permits are required for a range of different uses that are temporary in nature and are required to be removed following the expiration of the permit.  Temporary Use Permits are required for uses such as special events, parades, carnivals, seasonal businesses (including Christmas Tree Lots and Firework Stands).  Depending on the type of use requested, a Temporary Use Permit can last from 10 days to 2 years.  Below is a list of Temporary Uses and the Land Use Application Type required for approval.  Also a link to the application form is provided.

Type I Temporary Uses

The following permits are valid for ninety (90) days
  • Temporary outdoor uses such as displays
  • Christmas tree sale lots
  • Open Air sales not associated with sales from a principal building
The following permits are valid for one (1) year:
  • Real estate office used for the sale of lots or housing within the same development in which the sales office is located
  • Storage of equipment during the construction of roads or developments
  • Temporary storage of structures or equipment (including boats or recreations vehicles)
  • Temporary structures, including mobile homes, may be used for temporary housing of office facilities in Commercial, Industrial or Institutional Land Use Districts.
  • Use of an existing dwelling or mobile home during the construction period of a new residence on the same lot.
  • Other similar uses of a temporary nature when approved by the Director
Duration of the following Temporary Use permits are unique to the specific use
  • Temporary fund raising and other civic activities are allowed in any District provided a permit is obtained prior to the commencement of the activity
  • Temporary uses or structures incidental to construction work may be allowed through a Type I procedure, provided such uses or structures are removed within thirty (30) days of completion or abandonment of the construction work.
  • Carnivals are permitted in any Commercial District for ten (10) days or less without obtaining a development permit.  This includes food sales when licensed by the State or County Health Department.

Type II Temporary Use Permits

        Temporary Health Hardship Dwelling


Temporary Use Applications