Temporary Use Permits

Events on Non-Residential Properties

A Temporary Use Permit (TUP) is intended to allow for the short-term placement of activities, many of which would be prohibited on a permanent basis (MMC Section 17.68.010).

Not all special events require the issuance of a TUP. You will need a TUP if your activity involves any of the following:

  • Admission fee
  • Rental of a facility (e.g., the rental of a facility to hold a wedding or other event)
  • Charging guests for valet parking or shuttle service
  • Advertised events / fundraisers
  • Events that take place outside of a business’ building or outside the normal service area of a restaurant

You may also need a TUP for an event that includes the use of other parcels not owned by the TUP applicant.

Number of TUPs Allowed

A maximum of six events per parcel per calendar year in non-residential zones.

When to Submit Your Application

Applications for events that do not require a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) must be submitted a minimum of 35 days prior to the event date. A public notice is required to be issued 32 days prior to the event.  

If an event requires a CDP, it is preferred, though not required by Code, the application be submitted a minimum of 90 days prior to the event to allow ample time for public noticing, and reporting to the Planning Commission, Generally, an event will need a CDP if it takes place between Memorial Day and Labor Day and will last more than one day from set-up to clean-up.

*Temporary Use Permits are subject local appeal provisions.