Sign Permits

The Sign Code Section reviews and issues permits for signs of all types including wall signs, freestanding signs, A-frame signs, banners, billboards and conducts inspections for sign permits.

The Sign Code counter is open for permit information and issuance 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon,  Monday - Friday.  Please sign in by 11:45 AM.

For further assistance contact us at or call 520-837-4975.


Sign Permit Application (PDF) - for new, permanent signs or change of copy

A-Frame & Portable Sign Application for Private Property (PDF)

A-Frame & Portable Sign Application for Public Right of Way (PDF)

Banner Application (Fillable PDF)

Sign Types and Abbreviations (PDF)

Sign Construction & Illumination Abbreviations - for Permit Application (PDF)

Summary of sign permit fees, sign Regulation Fees/Annual Billing Information & Inquiries (PDF)

Permit inspection results (you will need the activity number for the permit)

Self Certification Inspection for Non-Illuminated Signs

PDSD has adopted a new policy to streamline simple sign inspections. The policy is for non-illuminated signs that are not subject to special inspection and allows sign contractors to self-certify their installations.

 Self Certification Policy

City of Tucson Sign Code (current) and Code Updates

The Tucson Sign Code (Chapter 3 of the Tucson Code) is available from American Legal Publishing

Citizen Sign Code Proposed Amendment

SCA-13-01 Canopy Signs

Scenic Routes  This link connects to the Major Streets & Routes Plan map to assist you in locating properties within the Scenic Corridor Zone Sign District.

2007 Sign Code is provided for reference only

Historic Landmark Sign (HLS) Ordinance

HLS Treatment Plan


Sign Code Administration, Determination and Variance Process

Sign Code Compliance Letter Request - To request written information on current or proposed sign allowances for residential, commercial or industrial development, including: applicable code district, allowed square footage ratio, types, amount permitted, installation criteria, and/or development restrictions.

Sign Code Determination Process

Sign Code Interpretations/Determinations


Sign Code Variances  -  Are now heard by the Board of Adjustment.  Please email to schedule a staff presubmittal meeting, and obtain information on the application process and public hearing schedule.


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