Chapter 13 LICENSES, PERMITS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS*
Section 13-411 License required.
(a) No promoter shall organize or promote a temporary special
event without first obtaining a
temporary business license.
(b) A promoter is any person who provides to any other person a sales
or exhibit area at a
temporary special event.
(c) A temporary special event is any exhibition,
display or show, involving multiple
individual exhibits or booths, for the purpose of selling, trading, bartering or displaying goods or
services to the public which is professionally promoted and which lasts for fourteen (14)
consecutive days or less within any three (3) month period. Temporary special events include,
but are not limited to, trade shows, festivals and arts and crafts shows. Temporary special
event includes any festival held not more than once per week during not more than two calendar
months per calendar year in the central business district as defined in section 14-1 of
(d) Promoters of events which are not open to the public are
exempt from the provisions of this
(e) The following are exempt from the requirements of this division: garage sales, bake sales,
swap meets, hobby shows, arts and crafts shows, fund raising events, and other similar temporary
events provided that (1) the event is sponsored and organized or promoted by a nonprofit service
club, hobby club, sports club, charitable, religious, fraternal, civic, eleemosynary or educational
institution, (2) the event is entirely organized, promoted and staffed by unpaid volunteer
members of such organization, (3) the expenses of the temporary event are paid by the
organization and (4) all receipts go to the organization and not to a paid or professional promoter
(f) An exempt temporary special event shall not continue for
more than three consecutive days.
(g) Organizations otherwise exempt under this section shall
not lose such exemption solely
because they are sponsored, co-sponsored, programmed or assisted in any manner by the parks
and recreation department or conduct a special temporary event on city property.
(Ord. No. 17023, § 1, 9-17-01; Ord. No. 17347, § 1, 6-17-02)
(Ord. 17347, Amended, 06/17/2002, Prior Text)