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.

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

How To

  1. Fill out the application
  2. Submit the application
    • Prior to submitting the application, ensure that:
      • You have all the required plans and documents necessary per the appropriate checklist
      • All files are in .pdf format and contained within a single .zip file
      • Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file
        • Ensure you label this file with the address of the property that corresponds to your submittal
        • If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available
    • Upload your documents
    • Alternative processes:
      • Only for files under 25 MB
      • For all file sizes
        • Mail a thumb drive containing all necessary files to
          Hillsborough County Development Services
          Building Services Division
          601 E Kennedy Blvd
          19th Floor
          Tampa, FL 33602
    • Do not send payment information via email

What's Next

  1. Staff will review the application, plans and any accompanying documentation. You can check the status of your permit online.
  2. You will receive an email if any corrections are required
    • If corrections are required:
      • All sheets in trade must be resubmitted
      • The combined trade pdf to be resubmitted with changes clouded
      • Provide narrative indicating sheet number and changes associated
      • Corrections must adhere to the requirements outlined in this document
      • Corrections can be submitted by uploading the documents
  3. If no corrections, or corrections are completed satisfactorily, you will receive an email when the permit is ready
  4. Placard and approved plans will be made available online at the PGM Store when payment has been made
  5. Email your Notice of Commencement (NOC) (if applicable) to
    • You can't schedule an inspection unless a recorded and certified NOC is submitted to Building Services
  6. Schedule an Inspection

Get Help

(813) 272-5600

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