Temporary Use/Special Event Regulations for Private Property

Temporary Use/Special Event Regulations for Private Property

The Napa Municipal Code defines a temporary or seasonal use as a use that is typically operating less than 45 days, such as Christmas tree or pumpkin sales. These uses require an Administrative Permit approved by the Planning Division, as described in Chapter 17.58, in multifamily residential, nonresidential or mixed-use districts.

The Planning Division may review and approve a temporary use/special event with an Administrative Permit subject to compliance with the performance standards listed under 17.52.490(N) Temporary or Seasonal Uses, Other. The performance standards can be found here

For special events on public property (utilizing public parks, streets and/or facilities), please visit Parks and Recreation’s Special Events & Film Permit page for permit requirements.

For information about Fire Prevention’s permit process for tents and temporary structures, please contact the Fire Prevention Division at (707) 257-9590.