Temporary Use Permits

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Green Bay has created an expedited approval process for businesses seeking to temporarily expand their operations outdoors to provide a safer environment for patrons.

To serve alcohol outdoors temporarily (through December 2020), businesses may rely on the following guidance to apply for a Temporary Use Permit. Guidance for business activities excluding alcohol sales is provided further below.

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Outdoor alcohol sales - Standard Application Process

  1. Property owner completes an application for temporary expansion of licensed premises and submits all necessary attachments listed below to the City Clerk’s office.
  2. Required attachments to the application include:
    • proof of right to occupy the outdoor space (lease, deed, revocable occupancy permit approval, or written permission from property owner)
    • a detailed description of the outdoor area with a legible site plan drawn to scale
    • security plan which specifies how area will be secured with delineation of boundaries (temporary fencing) to prevent people from walking off with alcohol.
    • social distancing plan to address the steps the applicant will take to allow for responsible social distancing. Social distancing plans may rely on the reopening guidelines provided by the WEDC.
    • copy of email from applicant to Lt. Steve Mahoney (Steve.Mahoney@greenbaywi.gov), requesting a noise ordinance waiver. A response from Lt. Mahoney is not required with the application.
  3. Once the City Clerk confirms  that all necessary application information has been provided, the Clerk will send the security plan and social distancing plan to the  Police Department for their review/approval.
  4. If an inspection is required, the applicant will be emailed that an inspection is required. The applicant can request an inspection online or by calling the Community and Economic Development Department at 920-448-3300.
  5. Once all required plans and inspections are approved, the Clerk will approve the application and issue an addendum license containing the expanded premise description.
  6. The Temporary Use Permit will expire on 12/31/2020, by which time any and all structures in the temporary area will need to be removed.

Outdoor alcohol sales  within the Right of Way (public sidewalks) adjacent to the business 

  1. Applicants must first obtain a Revocable Occupancy Permit (ROP) from the Department of Public Works prior to filing the Temporary Use Permit application.
  2. Applicant must complete and return the ROP Required Info.pdf . The Department of Public Works will draft the Revocable Occupancy Permit with Hold Harmless Agreement and send to the Applicant for execution. The Hold Harmless Agreement will specify the requirements for the required Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Green Bay as additionally insured.
  3.  After obtaining the Revocable Occupancy Permit, follow the same steps described above in the standard application process for outdoor alcohol sales. Including the Revocable Occupancy Permit approval will serve as proof of right to occupy the outdoor space.

Outdoor Alcohol sales on City- or RDA-owned property adjacent to the business 

  1. Applicants must first obtain written permission from that applicable City Department Head for the right to use the requested area. Written consent from the appropriate Department Head must be provided with the Temporary Use Permit application.
    • Requests to use Parks property, including CityDeck, should be sent to Dandi@greenbaywi.gov.
    • Requests to use Redevelopment Authority (RDA) property should be sent to Kenneth.Rovinski@greenbaywi.gov. 
  2. In addition, the applicant must provide a certificate of insurance including liquor liability and a separate additional insured endorsement naming the City of Green Bay. 
  3. After obtaining the necessary permissions to use City- or RDA-owned property, the applicant will follow the same steps described above in the standard application process for outdoor alcohol sales. Including the written permission to use City- or RDA-owned property will serve as proof of right to occupy the outdoor space. 

 

To temporarily expand business activities outdoors which do not include alcohol sales/consumption, businesses may rely on the following guidelines:

Outdoor business activities (excluding alcohol sales) - Standard Application Process

  1. Applicants may submit the following materials to siteplangb@greenbaywi.gov:
    • proof of right to occupy the outdoor space (lease, deed, revocable occupancy permit approval, or written permission from property owner)
    • a detailed description of the outdoor area with a legible site plan drawn to scale
    • security plan which specifies how area will be secured with delineation of boundaries (temporary fencing) to prevent people from walking off with alcohol.
    • social distancing plan to address steps the applicant will take to allow for responsible social distancing. Social distancing plans may rely on the reopening guidelines provided by the WEDC.
    • copy of email from applicant to Lt. Steve Mahoney (Steve.Mahoney@greenbaywi.gov), requesting a noise ordinance waiver. A response from Lt. Mahoney is not required with the application.
  2. After the City’s Site Plan Administrator confirms all required materials have been received, the applicant will be notified if a site inspection is required. If an inspection is required, the applicant can request an inspection online or by calling the Community and Economic Development Department at 920-448-3300.
  3. Once the inspection is complete and approved, the City’s Chief Building Official will issue a Temporary Use Permit to expire within 15-days, by which time any and all structures in the temporary area will need to be removed.

Outdoor business activities (excluding alcohol sales) within Right of Way (public sidewalk) adjacent to the business  

  1. Applicants must first obtain a Revocable Occupancy Permit (ROP) from the Department of Public Works prior to filing the Temporary Use Permit application with the Site Plan Administrator. 
  2. Applicant must complete and return the ROP Required Info.pdf. The Department of Public Works will draft the Revocable Occupancy Permit with Hold Harmless Agreement and send to the Applicant for execution. The Hold Harmless Agreement will specify the requirements for the required Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Green Bay as additionally insured.
  3. After obtaining the Revocable Occupancy Permit, follow the same steps described above in the standard application process for outdoor business activities (excluding alcohol sales). Including the Revocable Occupancy Permit approval with your application will serve as proof of right to occupy the outdoor space.

Outdoor Business activities (excluding alcohol sales) on City- or RDA-owned property adjacent to the business  

  1. Applicants must first obtain written permission from that applicable City Department Head for the right to use the requested area. Written consent from the appropriate Department Head must be provided with the Temporary Use Permit application.
    • Requests to use Parks property, including CityDeck, should be sent to dandi@greenbaywi.gov. 
    • Requests to use Redevelopment Authority (RDA) property should be sent to Kenneth.Rovinski@greenbaywi.gov. 
  2. In addition, the applicant must provide a certificate of insurance and a separate additional insured endorsement naming the City of Green Bay. 
  3. After obtaining the necessary permissions to use City- or RDA-owned property, the applicant will follow the same steps described above in the standard application process for outdoor business activities (excluding alcohol sales). Including the written permission to use City- or RDA-owned property will serve as proof of right to occupy the outdoor space.