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 DSD_Signs@tucsonaz.gov or call 520-837-4975.
Sign Permit Application (PDF) - for new, permanent signs or change of copy
Banner Application (Fillable 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.
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
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
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 Variances - Are now heard by the Board of Adjustment. Please email DSD_Signs@Tucsonaz.gov to schedule a staff presubmittal meeting, and obtain information on the application process and public hearing schedule.