No. The sale of fireworks is regulated by Title 5, Chapter 4 of the Meridian City Code, rather than the outdoor sales and temporary use provisions of Title 3.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are fireworks stands required to have Temporary Use Permits?
What do I need to do in order to close the street for my temporary use?
If you wish to close a street or sidewalk, affect traffic flow, or create a greater-than-usual demand on City services, you need to obtain a Special Event Permit. This permit allows the highway district and the Police and Fire Departments to review your plans and ensure the safety of our public. You will also need a separate permit from Ada County Highway District. They can be reached at (208)387-6140.
I am planning a big family reunion in my backyard. Do I need a permit?
A private party on land that is not open to the general public generally does not require a Temporary Use Permit. But if the use will affect traffic flow, close a street or require the provision of City services over and above that which is normally provided, you need to obtain a Special Event application.
My event will occur entirely in a park. Do I still need a Temporary Use Permit, or can I just get approval from the Parks & Recreation Department?
Meridian City Code says that all persons wishing to have a temporary use, even in a park, must obtain a general Temporary Use Permit from the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office will route your application to the Parks & Recreation Department for review and approval – but please note that this process will not ensure availability of a park shelter or facility. To reserve a shelter or facility for your event, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (208) 888-3579.
A mobile sales unit is a person or vehicle that travels or goes door-to-door in order to sell something. This includes ice cream trucks, roving food carts, and mobile food venders.
What do Mobile Sales Units need in order to operate legally in Meridian?
Anyone who operates or acts as a mobile sales unit needs to obtain a City of Meridian Mobile Sales Unit License before beginning to operate in Meridian. The City requires health department and tax commission approvals as necessary. All applicants must undergo a criminal background check and provide photographs, fingerprints, and proof of insurance.
If a salesperson has a City of Meridian Mobile Sales Unit License, does that mean I can trust him?
The watchword is still “buyer beware” when dealing with traveling salespersons. Call 911 in an emergency. Non-emergency safety concerns regarding mobile sales units should be addressed to the Meridian Police Department at (208) 888-6678, and consumer issues to the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Unit at (208) 334-2424.
I want to go door-to-door to provide information about a political candidate. Do I need a license?
No. You do not need to obtain a Mobile Sales Unit License for activity that is constitutionally protected by the First Amendment, such as campaigning for a political candidate.
I am in my school play and want to sell tickets door-to-door. Do I need a license?
No. Students may sell admission to a school function or carry on fundraisers on an occasional basis without a Mobile Sales Unit License.
My non-profit organization wants to sell candy to raise money. Do I need a Mobile Sales Unit License?
Yes. Non-profit organizations are not exempt from the requirement to get a license based upon their tax-exempt or charitable status.