Apply for a Sign Permit


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Apply for a building, ground, monument or temporary sign permit. All of the code sections listed below are found in the Land Development Code, Article 7.


  • Sign Permit: $180
  • Electrical permit (ES, ET or EC licensed contractor): $77
    • Separate electrical permit application not required

Things to Consider

  • Only contractors, not homeowners, can apply for sign permits 
  • Signs not requiring a permit
    • See Section 7.01.00
    • Signs that don’t require a permit still must comply with all other requirements of the Sign Regulations
  • Temporary Signs requiring a sign permit
  • Prohibited Signs
  • Instead of sign permits, building permits are required for certain sign types such as menu boards, clearance bars, speaker/canopy covers or directional signs (for example, the types of signs found in a drive-through)

If you are unsure if you need a permit for your sign, or to find out any limitations on signs, call Development Services at (813) 272-5600

What's Next

  1. Staff will review the application, plans and any accompanying documentation
  2. We will notify you if any corrections are needed
  3. If no corrections, or corrections are completed satisfactorily, we will notify you when the permit is ready
  4. You or your authorized agent can pick-up the permit
  5. Submit your notice of commencement (NOC) when the job value is $2500 or more
  6. You can't schedule an inspection unless a recorded and certified NOC is submitted to Building Services
  7. Schedule inspections

Get Help

(813) 272-5600

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