Temporary Uses

Where Permitted


Temporary uses described below are allowed with a permit in the zoning districts as shown:
TEMPORARY USE
ZONING DISTRICTS

Residential
C1
HO
PD - Res
PD - Com
Yard or Garage Sales* P


P

Fundraising/Sales*
P
P

P
Mass Gathering Events* P
P
P
P
P
Circuses, Carnivals*
P
P

P
Weekend/Evening Seasonal Sales*
P
P

P
Temporary Outside Retail Sales*
P
P
P
P
Mobile Food Concession Trailers* P
P
P
P
P
* Subject to conditions of the Use and Lot Standards Regulations Section of the Red Oak Zoning Ordinances.

Yard or Garage Sales


  • Yard or Garage Sales are permitted, subject to the following requirements:
  • No more than three garage sales within any twelve-month period at a premises are permitted.
  • The duration of the sale may not exceed 72 hours.
  • The sponsor of the garage sale must register the dates and place of the proposed sale at the City’s Public Works office prior to the sale.

Fundraising Sales


Fundraising Sales are permitted, subject to the following conditions:
  • The organization must submit proof to the Public Works Department that the fundraising activity is actually supporting a community service causes.
  • The sales must occur on privately owned land and be restricted to an area that will not impede the normal flow of vehicular and customer traffic so as to create a traffic or other hazard to the public.
  • The organization must have written permission from the landowner or the landowner’s agent.
  • The duration of the sales event can not exceed seven days.
  • Signs must conform to the Sign Ordinance.

Mass Gathering Events


Mass Gathering Events are permitted provided they do not exceed seven days and all safety and fire codes are met and a permit.

Circus/Carnivals


Circus/Carnivals are permitted provided they do not exceed seven days and all safety and fire codes are met and a permit.

Weekend/Evening Seasonal Sales


Weekend/Evening Seasonal Sales are permitted subject to the following conditions:
  • The sale must be located at an existing permanent business that holds a valid Certificate of Occupancy
  • The proprietor of the sale must have written permission from the property owner or business occupant
  • The location must have sufficient concrete parking, and the sale must not take up any of the required parking for the permanent business.
  • The sale cannot disrupt the normal flow of traffic or customers.
  • The proprietor of the sale must obtain a permit.
  • Permits issued under this section expire at the end of the season, on the expiration date printed on the permit, or if the use is abandoned for more than 7 days; whichever occurs first.
  • Only one permit may be issued per location at any given time, and no location may host a sale(s) for more than 60 cumulative days within any calendar year.
  • No building, trailer, vehicle, tent, or any other item whatsoever can be left or stored at the sale location after the permit expires.
  • No buildings, whether permanent or portable, may be occupied or used for a Weekend/Evening Seasonal Sale.
  • Permits are issued for no more than 30 days, are valid only in the year and season for which they are issued, and only between dates in accordance with the table below:


Season
Sales Allowed1
Start
End
Summer Fruit2, Snow cones2 April 1
September 30
Winter firewood October 1
March 31
Easter Easter baskets April 1
April 30
Christmas Christmas trees, Christmas decorations Nov 15
Dec 31
Valentine’s Flowers, gift baskets Feb 1
Feb 28
Halloween Pumpkins October 1
October 31
Mother’s Day Flowers, gift baskets May 1
May 30
Other Holiday Truly Seasonal 1 day before holiday
1 day after holiday
1. Other seasonal items may be allowed at the approval of the building official.
2. No food may me sliced or prepared without a health permit.



Temporary Outside Retail Sales


Temporary Outside Retail Sales are permitted, subject to the following conditions:
  • The sale must be located at an existing permanent business that holds a valid Certificate of Occupancy
  • The proprietor of the sale must have written permission from the property owner or business occupant
  • The location must have sufficient concrete parking, and the sale must not take up any of the required parking for the permanent business.
  • The sale cannot disrupt the normal flow of traffic or customers.
  • The proprietor of the sale must obtain a permit.
  • Permits issued under this section are valid for 3 consecutive days
  • Only one permit per proprietor may be issued within a 90 day period.
  • If more time is needed for the sale an SUP is required.
  • Only one permit may be issued per location at any given time.
  • No buildings, whether permanent or portable, may be occupied or used for a Temporary Outside Retail Sale.
  • No building, trailer, vehicle, tent, or any other item whatsoever can be left or stored at the sale location after the permit expires.

Mobile Food Concession Trailers


Mobile Food Concession Trailers must be on wheels (truly mobile) and cannot remain in one place more than one hour. A heath inspection and food permit are required.