A written permit must be obtained from the City Manager to place any merchandise, materials, or signs upon, or engage in commercial activity upon, any sidewalk, street, or alley, by filing online an application. A permit shall be valid for a period of not more than 90 days allowing the temporary storage of a reasonable quantity of building and construction materials thereon (Section 32-1 of the Ordinance Code).
General Conditions Applicable to All Permits
- Please submit a check payable to the City of Holland for application fees. Payment by credit card is not acceptable.
- A certificate of insurance indicating current general liability coverage, and naming the City of Holland as additional insured, shall be submitted with this application (form below). To ensure timely processing of the Certificate of Insurance, please word the additional insured line as: "The City of Holland and its employees, officers, officials, and agents are additional insureds and wavier of rights of subrogation against the City and its employees, officers, officials, and agents applies."
- For purposes of this permit, fences, barricades, dumpsters, scaffolding, and other construction equipment shall be deemed to be construction materials.
- Plans or sketches may be requested when essential to understanding the scope and establishing limitations for such activity.
- Any permit issued is subject to strict compliance with conditions attached thereto, which may include, but not be limited to the provision of signs, fencing, and barricades, deemed reasonably necessary to protect the public, and with any limitation on the periods or duration of such encroachment.
- For any projects occurring in the downtown area, this request will be sent to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for comments prior to approval.
- This permit shall not be valid unless signed by the City Manager or his authorized representative.
- The Applicant must submit the application a minimum of 5 business days prior to the requested start date.
- The Applicant must sign and date the application (form below).
Change in Fee Notice
Effective January 1, 2023, the fee for an Application for a Temporary Permit to Use Public Rights-of-Way will increase to $150. All remaining conditions of the Application remain in effect, and the fee is due upon submission of the Application.