The City has three sign designation categories:
- Commercial and Industrial Signs
- Residential Signs
- Temporary Signs
Each category has a specific set of regulations, see above tabs for more detail.
In addition to the above categories, the City also uses Wayfinding signs. Wayfinding signs are signs erected by the City on arterial streets directing the public to public, civic, or nonprofit facilities. The number of locations where wayfinding signs can be located are limited.
Apply for a Sign Permit
Complete and submit a Sign Permit Application. A complete application includes site plan, sign design drawings, dimensions, mountings, and fees as described below.
- Provide two copies of the drawing of the sign, including dimensions and the following information (if applicable)
- For Monument Signs, please provide a site plan indicating where the sign(s) will be located and the distance from property lines.
- Information on how the sign(s) will be attached, mounted or placed in the ground.
- For Wall Signs, please provide provide the final sign dimensions and the wall square footage dimensions.
- Submit sign permit application. Fees may be paid at submittal or issuance.
- Plans are reviewed by both the Planning and Building Divisions for compliance with the sign ordinance and the building codes—this normally takes about 2 weeks.
- You will receive a call from Community Development staff when your permit is approved and ready to be picked up.
- After the sign is installed, call Community Development at (360) 491-5642 for an inspection.