Temporary Event Permit

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General Information

A temporary use permit is intended to allow for the short-term placement of activities, many of which would be not allowed on a permanent basis. The following regulations govern temporary uses.

The following links are for temporary uses other than a temporary event:

Temporary Event Information

The regulations for a temporary event can be found in Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Section 6.8.

  • Signs associated with a permitted temporary event shall be a maximum size of 64 square feet in area allocated to no more than 5 signs.
  • All outdoor activities shall be discontinued by 11 p.m. when located closer than 500 feet to a residential use or a congregate care facility.
  • No unauthorized encroachments on public rights-of-way are allowed.
  • The temporary even must comply with all applicable floodplain policies. 

How to Apply

Please email a digital PDF of the Temporary Event Application Packet (with all documents) to ZoningPermits@raleighnc.gov.


Monitoring Your Project

The Permit and Development Portal is a great way to manage your project activity online. Once you have registered an account, you are able to view your project workflow, pay fees, or schedule inspections.

Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Categories:
Permits - Zoning