The Building and Codes Department regulates all aspects of signage including attached, ground, temporary and off site signs. Permits are required for all permanent signage including banners in the Central Business District, inflatable signs and demolition of existing signage. Prior to issuance of a sign permit the appropriate application along with detailed sign drawings must be submitted to the Sign Administrator. New ground signs will require an engineered site plan that shows the location of the sign and all easements and property lines. Once the application and drawings are approved for permit, the applicant will be notified. If a sign is illuminated, an electrical permit must be obtained prior to issuance of the sign permit.
Permanent or temporary signs can not be placed in city Right Of Way. Signs that are found to be in the Right Of Way can be confiscated by the department. Confiscated signs may be returned after a fee is paid. We will keep the sign no more than 10 days and then we will dispose of it. The ROW can be located on the City's GIS Mapping system.
- Attached Sign Application (PDF)
- Ground or Freestanding Wall Sign Application (PDF)
- Flag Pole Application Revised (PDF)
- On Site Interstate Sign Application (PDF)
- Off-Site Permanent Ground Sign Application (PDF)
- On-site Permanent Sign Application - The Avenue (PDF)
- On-site Permanent Sign Application - Stones River Mall (PDF)
- Sign Variance Application (PDF)
Traffic Signs, Road Signs or Other Publicly-Owned Signs
Please refer to the City's Transportation Department, Sign Division for regulations or to report missing or damaged traffic signs.