Signs

Permits Not Required
Permits are not required for the following signs:
  • Address numerals and identification signs not exceeding 1 square foot in area
  • Legal notices
  • Signs established by, or by order of, any governmental agency
  • Memorial signs and tablets displayed in cemeteries
  • On-premises directional signs which bear no advertising
  • Temporary signs which conform to the requirements of Section 13-1-326
Permits Required
New Free Standing Signs
New free-standing signs require permits and in order to obtain one you must have the following items:
  • Permit Application Form (PDF) completed
  • Site plan showing the following:
    • Location of all existing and proposed signs (Signs exceeding 30 inches in height may not be located within visibility triangle areas)
    • Setback dimensions to property lines of all existing and proposed signs
    • Location of existing and proposed signs in relation to parking lot, parking stalls and buildings
    • Indicate whether or not sign is illuminated
    • If externally illuminated, indicate illumination at lot line(s)
    • Size of the property (total square footage)
  • Building plan showing the following:
    • Scaled color elevation drawing of proposed sign
    • Overall height size of the proposed sign
    • Foundation detail
New Wall Signs
New wall signs require permits and in order to obtain one, you must have the following items:
  • Permit Application Form (PDF) completed
  • Building plan showing the following:
    • Scaled color elevation drawing of each wall where a sign is proposed to be installed showing overall dimensions of wall, all existing and proposed signs (scaled and dimensioned)
    • Overall dimensions of each wall
    • Indicate whether or not sign is illuminated
    • If externally illuminated, indicate illumination at lot line(s)
Copy or Change of Existing Signs
  • Permit Application Form (PDF) completed
  • Same requirements as new signs
    • If all items required are already on file with the city, only a color elevation of the existing and proposed copy are required
Signs Over 15 Feet
Additional Requirements for signs over 15’ in height include:
  • Structural calculations to support the foundation, sign structure and sign connection details (this information may be required for shorter signs depending upon inspector discretion)
  • Post / pole details
  • Connection of sign panels to sign structure