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Examples of temporary events not requiring permits if matching exemption criteria:
Chapter 40, Section 40.80 of the City Development Code describes four Temporary Use applications: 1) Temporary Mobile Sales, 2) Temporary Non-Mobile Sales, 3) Temporary Structure, and 4) Temporary Real Estate Office. Uses and activities that are temporary in nature, as further described under application thresholds, are subject to permit. Temporary Use Permits are required for temporary uses and activities involving private property.
For Special Event Permits, to check on the status, applicants are encouraged to email the Special Event Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are assigned a Special Event number after they fill out the Special Events Permit Application. Proposals are routed to City Police, Public Works and Transportation staff for review and comment. A member of city staff will inform you as to when your permit is approved and any specific issues or concerns that must be addressed.
For Temporary Use Permits, to check on the status applicants are encouraged to contact the City Planning Division of the Community Development Department at (503) 526-2420. Proposals may be routed to the City Building staff for comments and conditions. Transportation and Public Works staff may also review the application depending on the scope of the proposal. A member of the Planning Division staff will inform you as to when your permit is approved and any conditions.