You must obtain approval of a sign permit and a building permit from the City's Development Services Department prior to the installation of any new sign. Most commercial centers in the City have approved Sign Programs which establish a common theme, incorporating similar design elements in terms of materials, letter style, color, illumination, sign type, and sign shape.
Before purchasing a new sign, first consult with your property manager and be sure to contact a planner from the Planning Division to review the applicable regulations.
Temporary Banner Permits
Temporary banner permits do not currently require a sign permit, but are required to comply with the following requirements:
Temporary banners are limited to no more than 24 square feet.
Temporary banners are allowed for a period of no more than 30 days within a calendar year.
Temporary banners are limited to where they can be located on the property
In certain circumstances, alternate locations may be approved (i.e., sport registrations, community-wide events, etc.).
For More Information
Furthermore, no sign permit may be issued until a Certificate of Use and Occupancy Permit has been approved. For further information, you may contact the Development Services Department at 949-635-1800.