The county regulates the types and size of signs which are visible
from adjoining properties, roads, or right-of-ways. Most signs require a sign permit.
For sign regulations see the zoning ordinance or contact the Planning department. Also contact Planning to report sign violations.
To view sample illustrations of sign types, sizes, lighting, and
placement, see the Zoning Ordinance Illustration Manual,
There are multiple types of commercial signs, which fall into two broad
categories: detached signs and wall signs. The Building Inspector's Office and Planning
each require separate permits for signs, which are both submitted to
the Building Inspector's Office.
Detached signs require a separate sign permit application for each sign proposed.
Multiple wall signs for a site may be submitted on a single sign permit
Real estate signs include for sale signs located on individual
properties and directional signs to properties for sale, open houses, and
property showings. A temporary sign permit is typically not required for real
estate signs that meet the provisions of the zoning ordinance. However, there
are size restrictions for various types of real estate signs.
Contact Planning for size and color
requirements for new street signs in new subdivisions. Contact Public Works to report a missing or damaged street name sign.
sign permits are available for
special events such as promotional, grand openings, or other similar events. These permits are valid for a maximum of 60 days
per calendar year, which can be split into four periods. The size of the sign is determined by the zoning of the property.
Sign Permit ApplicationTemporary Sign Permit ApplicationZoning Ordinance Illustration Manual