Sign Permits

Sign permits are required for temporary and permanent signs. Please see the Zoning Code section for Signs for more information.

Permanent Sign Permits

  • Permit fees for permanent signs are based on the job valuation.
  • Contractor doing the work must be City licensed.  Call us at 651-766-4029 to check if your City license is current.
  • Submit two sets of plans with the completed Sign Permit Application.

Temporary Sign Permits

Temporary signs permitted are:  portable signs, banners, pennants, and window signs.

The fee for a temporary sign is $2 per day of display with a $25 minimum and $50 maximum fee. Sign can be displayed up to 30 days.
A $200 deposit is required and shall be refunded if all ordinance and permit requirements are met. 

In no case shall temporary sign permits exceed four (4) in a calendar year, or a total of one hundred twenty days in a calendar year, with no more than sixty days of that allocation to be used for non-banner temporary signage per business and/or tenant.

  • Single-tenant buildings:  A temporary sign permit shall not be issued for more than 30 days nor shall a permit be issued within 30 days from the termination date of a prior permit.
  • Multi-tenant properties: A temporary sign permit shall not be issued for more than thirty days.
    - No more than two tenants may possess temporary sign permits at the same time.
    - In the case of two or three tenant buildings, no more than one tenant may possess a temporary sign permit at any given time.
    - Temporary sign permits for multi-tenant buildings may not be reallocated from one tenant to another to increase the allowable number of signs in any calendar year.

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