"Temporary Use" refers to a use that varies from the typical or approved use of the property where a specific application would be made with the City of Meridian. Examples of a Temporary Use would be: Business tent sale, produce, craft or snow cone stand, fundraiser car wash, parade, festival or block party. All applicants need to follow any conditions noted in the permit; Some conditions would be to avoid obstructing side walks, streets or landscape areas. Restrict noise, litter and other impacts to neighbors and to ensure that parking is on a paved or dustless surface. The City may also require health department, tax commission or highway district approvals depending on the type of use you are applying for. Please contact the City Clerks office at 888-4433 for any additional questions you might have regarding a Temporary Use Permit.

Promotional Sales/Events Unit Application

Open-air promotional sales/event by and located at a bricks-and-mortar business (examples: tent sale, seasonal goods sale or grand opening event in parking lot).
Please apply at least 2 weeks prior to beginning of Promotional Sale/Event.

Temporary Sales Unit Application

Open-air sales by a temporary vendor (examples: produce stand, snow-cone stand, Christmas tree lot).
Please apply at least 2 weeks prior to beginning of Temporary Sale.

Temporary Outdoor Market Application

Open-air sales of food, crafts, or goods within 300 feet of another seller (examples: farmers’ market, flea market).
Please apply at least 2 weeks prior to beginning of Outdoor Market

Subdivision Model Home or Real Estate Sales Office

Temporary Use of a Model Home for the purpose of selling homes within a subdivision. Or Temporary Use of a Movable Trailer for the purpose of selling homes within a subdivision.
Please apply at least 2 weeks prior to beginning of Model Home or Real Estate Sales Office opening.

Temporary Special Event Application

Planned gatherings that change the typical use of a publicly accessible area (examples: festival, parade, race, block party).
* Special Event applications must be submitted at least 30 days before such event.
* Large Scale Special Event applications must be submitted at least 60 days before such event, including scheduling a Pre-Application meeting with the City Clerk’s Office to coordinate with City Staff such as; Police, Fire, Legal, Planning, Parks, etc. the particular details ensuring a safe, well planned, community event.

Outdoor Sales and Temporary Uses Q&A