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  • File names shall not be longer than 20 characters.
  • You must complete your task in order for your project to move forward. This is accomplished on the eForm (can be found under the Workflow Portals tab of your project) and is usually labeled as Notify County or Complete.
  • Drawings must be uploaded into the Drawings folder. Each drawing is required to be a single file. Documents must be uploaded into the Documents folder. These can be submitted as a single file. All drawings must have a 3"x4" clear space at the top center of the sheet to allow for DPS batch stamping.
  • When submitting corrected information, drawings shall be uploaded into the Drawings folder and documents shall be uploaded into the Documents folder. The REVISIONS folder is only permitted to be used after the permit has been issued by DPS.
  • ePlans "cheat sheet" applicant walk-through guide.
  • Plans must be uploaded within 5 business days of application. Permit applications which do not have plans within 5 business days of application may be voided and the filing fees may be forfeited.

What is the Application Process?

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 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:

  • size (area) and dimension of the sign
  • location of the sign on the property or building (site plan required)
  • copy of the sign text
  • photographs of the property indicating where the sign is to be located.