What documents are required to obtain a Sign Permit?
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What is considered a sign?
A sign is a device used for communication of commercial messages.
“Advertising sign means any letter, figure, character, mark, plane, point, design, poster, pictorial, picture, stroke, stripe, line, trademark, reading matter, or illuminated service which shall be so constructed, placed, attached, painted, erected, fastened, or manufactured in any manner whatsoever so that the same shall be used for the attraction of the public to any place, subject, person, firm, corporation, public performance, article, machine, or merchandise whatsoever which is displayed in any manner whatsoever whether outdoors or indoors so as to draw the attention of a passerby..”
“For projecting or double-faced signs, only one (1) display face shall be measured in computing sign area. If the two (2) faces of a double-faced sign are of unequal area, the area of the sign shall be taken as the area of the larger face” (CoFP Sec. 8-3-3)
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When do I need a sign permit?
A sign permit must be obtained prior to the erection of a new sign, or repair/re-facing of an existing sign.
How do I apply for a sign permit?
STEP ONE – FILL OUT A SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION
Bring a copy of current business license, insurance or personal injury bond, and written consent from the building property owner.
STEP TWO – PROVIDE YOUR SIGN RENDERINGS AND/OR PLANS
Provide a sketch or drawing showing the dimensions of the sign and a site plan showing the location of the sign on the property.
STEP THREE – SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RENDERINGS/PLANS
The schedule of fees can be found on the sign permit application.
STEP FOUR – ZONING SIGN PERMIT PLAN REVIEW
The review period may be extended for larger projects.
STEP FIVE – APPROVAL AND PAYMENT
Upon zoning approval of the proposed sign, the sign permit fee must be paid in full to receive a permit.