Your Commercial Signs Resource Center

In order for an application for a Sign permit to be reviewed, it must include all required information. An application without complete information, including all required plans, may not be processed until the submittal is complete.  Whether you are building new, or repairing, restoring or refinishing your commercial property, the work and goal can be a rewarding experience and we want to help make it as easy as possible!  The following can be found on our Download Permits & Applications, Licenses and Guides page, and are required for your Sign needs:
Permit Submittal Requirements 
  • Sign Application
  • Two copies of artwork showing size of sign and its location on property
  • Electrical Permit, a copy of license if sign is illuminated
  • Contractor's License
Permit Submittal Information
  • $80 fee due at time of submittal 
  • An additional fee of $55 is due at time of pick-up for illuminated signs
  • All applications, including revisions, must be submitted to the Building & Life Safety Services Department
Inspection Requirements
These are the standard inspections for this application type. Depending on your scope of work the project may require additional inspections. Inspections are mandatory while work is in progress to ensure that construction complies with approved plans and code regulations:

  • BD Pre-pour/base.  Work area must be framed and base material in place.
  • EL Rough Underground
  • EL Rough
  • BD Final
  • EL Final
Inspection Information
  • To schedule an inspection, call Building & Life Safety Services at least 24 hours prior to the time you want the inspection to occur
  • Your permit number is required in order to schedule an inspection
  • Specific inspection times are not available. You may request A.M. (9-12) or P.M. (12-3) and we will try to accommodate your request.
  • When calling for an inspection, please give a contact name and phone number and, if applicable, provide any other special information such as unit number, whether outside gate or door is open or whether unit or building address is displayed
  • You must be ready for the inspection. The inspector/s will not re-inspect your job on the same day. If you are not ready the first time, you will need to call the office and re-schedule for the following day. A re-inspection fee will apply.
  • Approved plans to be available on site, no inspection will be performed without approved plans on site
  • Be sure to schedule your final inspection
  • Work authorized by a permit must begin within six months from the date the permit was issued and must also be completed within one year. Work extending beyond these time frames requires approval by the Director of Building & Life Safety Services. To obtain approval, fill out the permit extension letter and submit to Building Services. 
Re-Inspection Information 
  • If you are not ready for your inspection or if your inspection fails and the inspection has to be rescheduled, a re-inspection fee will be required. Payment of re-inspection fee/s is for jobs where there is no cash bond on file.