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Limited Duration Sign Permits

When is a Limited Duration Sign Permit Required?

A limited duration sign permit is required for a non-permanent sign that is either displayed:

  • on private property for more than 30 days, or
  • within the public right-of-way on weekends only or for a 14-day period.

What are the Regulations that Apply to Limited Duration Signs?

  • Limited duration signs on private property are subject to size, height, and location standards depending on the zoning classification.
  • Limited duration signs in the public right-of-way are subject to size, height, and location restrictions. Applicants are limited to a maximum of four limited duration signs.
  • Limited duration signs can only be erected on weekends or for fourteen consecutive days during any six-month period.

What is the Application Process?

A completed application and the following information must be submitted to DPS for review.

  • a drawing of the area showing the proposed location of the sign in relation to nearby buildings and streets
  • a scaled drawing of the sign
  • written permission of the property owner, if the sign is erected on private property


Application Package
Sign Application Sign Permit Application
What if I need a Sign Variance? Sign Variance Process
Specialty Signs
 What if the Sign is for a Non-Profit Organization? Non-Profit Legislation
Fees and Taxes
Fee Schedules Executive Regulation for Fees
Credit Card Authorization Form DPS Credit Card Authorization Form
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
Montgomery County Code Section 59-F Montgomery County Code
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Sign"
Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections
Online Permit Status, Inspection Scheduling and Canceling Search DPS
Call for More Information
In Montgomery County 311
Outside of Montgomery County 240-777-0311
Other Agencies to Contact
Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact Board of Appeals
  Historical Society
  Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Miss Utility
  MNCPPC: MC Atlas
  MNCPPC: Zoning