Businesses established for the temporary sale of retail products, services and food must apply for a temporary stand permit. All stands are subject to a maximum of 30 days of site occupancy in any one-year period and must be situated on commercially owned property. Charges for a temporary stand include a $25.00 processing fee and a $10.00 per day of operation daily fee. Any business owner wishing to operate for more than the 30 days allowed by the Puyallup Municipal Code must apply for a standard city business license. The applicant may be subject to additional fees by Central Pierce Fire & Rescue (CPFR) for tent and open flame permits, and inspection and plan review fees.
All applications are reviewed by the city's Planning Department and Central Pierce Fire & Rescue to ensure the safety of the operation and compliance with local regulations. The license will be issued to the applicant during the final inspection by the Fire Marshal. The $10.00 per day fee may be waived for non-profit businesses able to provide a copy of their 501(c)(3), statement of non-profit status, granted by the Internal Revenue Service.
Temporary stands are regulated by the Puyallup Municipal Code: Chapter 5.32 refers to temporary stands for retail sales; and Chapter 16.20 refers to fireworks stands. If you have further questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (253) 841-4321.
Please keep in mind that there are additional applications required by outside jurisdictions with a different deadline than the city's. The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department has a fourteen day requirement and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue requires that their applications be submitted thirty days prior to the event. Plan ahead to avoid paying late fees.
Notice to all City of Puyallup Temporary Stand License Holders: When reporting revenue information to the State of Washington, please report City of Puyallup revenue to locator number 2711.
Washington State Fair Stands
Application Deadline is June 15th!
Applicants interested in operating a fireworks stand must submit an applicant for a temporary stand. Fireworks stands must be located on commercially zoned property and are limited to the dates of June 28th through July 4th. Applicants must have the temporary stand application filled out in whole and signed by the property owner (a copy of the lease agreement may be substituted for the owner's signature). The Puyallup Municipal Code requires fireworks stand to sumit a "Certificate of Insurance" and additionally ensured endorsement, listing the applicant as primary and the City as additionally insured for completed operations. All applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office, 333 South Meridian, Puyallup, Washington.
Christmas Tree Stands
Application deadline is 5 working days before your stand opens!