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Sign and Limited Duration Sign Installer License

What is a Sign Installer License?

A Sign Installer License is a license issued by the Department of Permitting Services (DPS) jointly to a business and a person employed by the business that has completed training and passed an examination on the current sign regulations. Licensure is not mandatory, however, a licensed installer can obtain sign permits without DPS staff review, provided the installer certifies that the signs conform to the regulations. A licensed sign installer is required to correct, without additional charge, any violation of the sign regulations.

What is A Limited Duration Sign Installer License?

A Limited Duration Sign Installer License is issued to a business or person who installs limited duration signs only. A licensed installer can direct others in the installation of limited duration signs in accordance with the sign regulation. However, the installer is responsible for any sign installed under his license.

What is the Application Process?

For a sign installer license, an applicant must :

  • Submit a completed application.
  • Complete training and pass an examination administered by DPS.
  • Provide a statement of experience and training related to sign activity.
  • Provide a certificate of general liability insurance.

For a limited duration sign installer license, an applicant must:

  • Submit a complete application.

What is the Current Cost?

The total cost of a sign installer license is $365.00.

The total cost of a limited duration sign installer is $220.00.


Application Package
Application Sign Installers Application
Fees and Taxes
 Fee Schedules Executive Regulation for Fees
Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
None at this Time  
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
  Montgomery County Code
Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
None at this Time  
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Sign Installer"
Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections
Online Data Search 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 Allegheny Power
  American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)
  Board of Appeals
  Historical Society
  International Code Council (ICC)
  Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Maryland Department of the Environment
  Maryland Division of State Documents
  Masonry Institute of America (MIA)
  Miss Utility
  National Glass Association (NGA)
  MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits
  MNCPPC: MC Atlas
  MNCPPC: Zoning
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  Washington Gas Light Co.