A Temporary Use Permit may allow for temporary commercial and industrial uses on a property that would not be currently permitted by the Zoning Bylaw. A permit may be issued for a period of up to three years and may be renewed for a further three years.

Apply for a temporary use permit

To apply for a temporary use permit, you need to make an appointment to submit your application at the Planning and Development located on the second floor of City Hall at 100 Newport Drive. The application submission should include:

  • Completed temporary use permit application
  • Application fee
  • Certificate of Title, dated no more than 30 days prior to the application
  • Letter of Intent that outlines the current use, proposed use, and justification for the proposal
  • Detailed Site Plan
  • Landscape Plan, prepared by a Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by internal city departments and external agencies as necessary. As part of this process we may request additional information or revisions to the proposal.

Once the plans are finalized, staff prepare a report to Council. Council then either approves the permit, requests additional information, or rejects the temporary use permit. In most cases it can take two to three months for a temporary use permit to be processed.

Prior to applying for the permit, you should set up a meeting with staff to make sure that you have all of the necessary paperwork. This will help you save time during the application process.