How To Submit a Building Permit for a Sign
A building permit and a separate sign application are required for building a sign for your business. Applications can be printed from the city’s website, or printed applications can be picked up from City Hall during normal business hours.
- When filling out the building permit application, please keep the following in mind.
- Be sure to include your phone number.
- If you are doing the work yourself, write Self on the Contractor line.
- Write in the type of construction used
- Fill out the Description of Work line (Building A Sign)
- Please write in the Value of the Work, including cost of labor if you are hiring a contractor.
- Sign and date the application at the bottom.
- Other Required Documents:
- Site Map – Along with your application, you will need to provide a site map (a simple drawing) that shows the sign in relationship to property lines, distance from buildings on the property and roads.
- Sign Application – Please complete the sign application.
- Certificate of Survey – A current Certificate of Survey may be required to verify property lines.
- Submit your documents to City Hall. The Building Official will call you when your permit is approved. In some cases, the Building Official may have additional questions.
- Planning Commission Approval – New signs require approval from the Planning Commission before a permit can be issued. Applications are due to City Hall 10 business days prior to a Planning Commission meeting to allow for staff review. Please see the Planning Commission page for a meeting schedule.
- Cost – The cost of the permit is based on the Value of the Work. For more information, see our Fee Schedule. City Hall accepts cash, check, or credit card for payment.