Temporary Nuisance Law and Legal Definition

Temporary nuisance is a nuisance resulting from a condition which is not fixed and indeterminable. It lasts for a limited time only. For instance, a nuisance arising from negligence in the maintenance of a structure or the operation of a business or industry.

A temporary nuisance, as distinguished from a permanent one, may be said to be one which can be abated. [Shelley v. Ozark Pipe Line Corp., 327 Mo. 238 (Mo. 1931)]