Sign Ordinance & Permit Applications
3-5 business days for the review of a sign permit application.
Types of Permits:
- Permanent Sign: Required for new or re-facing existing of wall, canopy, projecting, monument, or incidental signs.
- Special event displays: (temporary) permits are available for banner and feather signs are allowed for no more than 30 or 90 continuous days depending on mounting methods. Special event displays may be erected on the premises of an establishment having a grand opening or special event.
- Special Event Banners: (temporary) may be displayed for special events as wall signs for up to (60) continuous days within any calendar year.
Sign contractors are required to carry a city occupational tax license with Business Licensing. A valid UG license is required for all sign permit applications.
Signs within a Historic District:
Sign permits on properties within a Historic District shall have State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) approval prior to the issuance of a sign permit. Planning will make the submittal on behalf of the applicant to SHPO. Allow (5-10) business days for SHPO review.
Make checks payable to the Unified Treasurer.
|Fee Per Sign
||Attached (e.g.Wall, Projecting, Window, Awning, etc.)
||Detached (e.g. Monument or Sandwich/"A" Frame)
||Other (e.g. Flag or Incidental)
||Billboard/Outdoor Advertising Sign (less than 300 SF)
||Billboard/Outdoor Advertising Sign (greater than 300 SF)
Additional Permits & Inspections
Building Inspections may be required based on the design of your sign. Applicant is responsible for obtaining the proper electrical permit and inspections if required for the sign with Building Inspections.
Ordinance & Application:
Applicant shall be complete and shall include required supporting documents; incomplete applications will be returned. The following supporting documents shall be required for new permanent signs in addition to a complete application:
- Scale drawings or renderings that show the building elevation, the location of the sign, and detailed dimensions of the façade/wall the sign will be placed.
- A detailed dimensioned site plan or plot plan that shows the location of the sign in relationship to: property lines, buildings, other signs on the site and the edge of the street pavement.
- A detailed schematic drawing that gives the dimensions, color, materials of the sign and the method of attachment.
- A letter from the property owner or authorized agent granting permission to construct the following sign(s)
Sign Permit Ordinance(PDF, 2MB)
Sign Permit Application(PDF, 546KB)
Sign ordinance is available online under Chapter 27 Planning; Article VIII-Zoning; Division 11-Signs