Temporary Use Permits

A Temporary Use Permit (TUP) is approved by Council and does one or more of the following:
  • Allow, for a limited period of time, a use that is otherwise not permitted on a property;
  • Specify the terms and conditions under which the temporary use may be carried on and set securities to ensure adherence; and,
  • Allow and regulate the construction of buildings or structures in respect of the use for which the permit is approved.
A TUP has a maximum term of three years and can be renewed once by Council for the same length of time. The site can be used in accordance with the permit until the expiration date. Longer term or permanent use requires applications for rezoning.
When is a Temporary Use Permit Required?
If someone wants to use a property in a way, for a limited period of time that is not permitted under the current zoning a Temporary Use Permit may be required. 
Application Review
Once you’ve submitted an application, Planning staff would coordinate the application review, which may involve other City departments and committees. The application review process is informed by the scope and complexity of the application and on what other associated applications are also needed. A summary of key components of this process is below and Planning Staff should be contacted for further information related to specific sites, inquiries and applications. Additional information may be required through this process and, once feedback is received, changes to the application are expected.