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Common Sign Permit Questions
Below are some common questions related to sign enforcement and obtaining a sign permit:

  • What information do I need to provide for sign permit?
    • A completed application containing property owner’s signature, site plan including location and sketch of proposed sign.

  • What are the fees to obtain a temporary sign permit?
    • $30.00 per sign

  • What happens if I install my temporary sign before I obtain a permit?
    • Double permit fees may be applied.

  • What happens to illegal signs?
    • Signs not in compliance may be removed and disposed of.

  • How do Code Enforcement Officers know if sign(s) are legal?
    • Green stickers are to be affixed on the backside of permitted signs.

  • Are there fines for illegal signs?
    • Yes, if issued a civil citation, the penalties are as follows:
      • 1st violation -- $250 per sign
      • 2nd violation -- $500 per sign
      • 3rd violation -- $1,000 per sign
    • Additional court surcharges may apply.

Please note that this website provides general sign and sign permit information that applies to most, but not all, businesses and zoning districts.

For your convenience, please use our online complaint form or myAvondale smartphone app to report a suspected code violation. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.