Sign Permit Process
Do I Need a Permit?
Almost all signs visible from the public right-of-way require an approved sign permit. See below for special cases:
Signs Within a Development
Signs within a development must comply with that development's unified sign plan. Contact the property manager for a copy of the approved sign plan. Note: Not all developments will have a Unified Sign Plan. Please check with staff in Building & Development Services if you are unsure.
Signs requiring a Building Permit
Signs taller than 6 feet OR with lighting require a Commercial Building Permit in addition to a Sign Application
Only signs that meet one of the following requirements are exempt from needing a permit:
- Temporary real estate, construction, political, yard sale, public event, or grand opening signs
- Changeable or moveable signs (i.e. sandwich boards). Only allowed in certain zoning districts
- Generally, these exempt signs may not display any advertising and may not be illuminated. See LUMO 5.14.3 for additional information and regulations regarding sign size, placement, and number.
- Individual Sign Application
- Sign Installation Permit
- Unified Sign Plan Application
- Commercial Building Permit
- Certificate of Appropriateness Supplemental Requirements
- Inspections Forms and Procedures
- LUMO 5.14 Sign Regulations
- Special Protection Areas & Districts