A sign permit for a permanent sign is required before any exterior sign, as defined by the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance, may be erected in the county. This requirement applies to all types of signs, including free standing, wall-mounted, and marquee signs. Illuminated signs require both sign and electrical permits.
The applicant may complete a sign permit application using DPS' ePermits (Apply Online) and provide electronic copies of plans and supporting information using ePlans (ProjectDox). The minimum filing fee must be paid, using Apply Online prior to plan review taking place. ePermits and ePlans account may be created by emailing email@example.com or by calling 240-777-0311
Sign permit applications are reviewed by DPS zoning staff. After staff approval, a sign permit is issued along with a sign tag that is to be attached to the sign itself. The following information is necessary to process the permit application:
The total fee for each sign located is $300.00.
When processing two (2) or more signs requiring electrical permits a cost of $90.00 per sign is required.
SIGN VARIANCE FEES:
The total fee for each SIGN VARIANCE application is $595.00.
The total fee for each Concept Plan is $1295.00.
A sign permit for a permanent sign is valid for the life of the sign, if the sign remains in location approved with the permit
|Sign Permit Application Online||Link to ePermits (Apply Online)|
|Sign Application||Sign Permit Application|
|What if I need a Sign Variance?||Sign Variance Process|
|Sign Variance Application||Sign Variance Application|
|What if the Sign is for a Non-Profit Organization?||Non-Profit Legislation|
|Sign Review Board Agenda||2016 Hearing Schedule|
|Fees and Taxes|
|Fee Schedules||Executive Regulation for Fees|
|Credit Card Authorization Form||Credit Card Authorization|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
|Montgomery County Code Chapter 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|
|Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation|
|MNCPPC: MC Atlas|