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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" http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311
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
  Municipalities
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