How to Submit a Building Permit for a Sign

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.

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