The Sign Code Section reviews and issues permits for signs of all types including wall signs, freestanding signs, A-frame signs, banners, billboards and conducts inspections for sign permits.
The Sign Code counter is open for permit information and issuance 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Monday - Friday. Please sign in by 11:45 AM.
For further assistance contact us at DSD_Signs@tucsonaz.gov or call 520-837-4975.
Sign Permit Application - for new, permanent signs or change of copy
A-Frame Sign Permit Application
Banners, Balloons & Pennants - Guidelines for Obtaining a Permit
Sign Types and Abbreviations
Summary of sign permit fees, sign Regulation Fees/Annual Billing Information & Inquiries
Permit inspection results (you will need the activity number for the permit)
Self Certification Inspection for Non-Illuminated Signs
PDSD has adopted a new policy to streamline simple sign inspections. The policy is for non-illuminated signs that are not subject to special inspection and allows sign contractors to self-certify their installations.
City of Tucson Sign Code (current) and Code Updates
The Tucson Sign Code (Chapter 3 of the Tucson Code) is available from American Legal Publishing
Citizen Sign Code Proposed Amendment
SCA-13-01 Canopy Signs
New Transition Rules for Nonconforming Signs
Transition rules for nonconforming signs take effect July 10, 2012. Ordinance No. 10954 was adopted by Mayor and Council January 10, 2012. The full text of the ordinance is available here. Ordinance No. 10954
Scenic Routes This link connects to the Major Streets & Routes Plan map to assist you in locating properties within the Scenic Corridor Zone Sign District.
2007 Sign Code is provided for reference only
Historic Landmark Sign (HLS) Ordinance
HLS Treatment Plan
HLS 207 WAIVER Form
Sign Code Administration, Determination and Variance Process
Sign Code Compliance Letter Request - To request written information on current or proposed sign allowances for residential, commercial or industrial development, including: applicable code district, allowed square footage ratio, types, amount permitted, installation criteria, and/or development restrictions.
Sign Code Determination Process
Sign Code Advisory and Appeals Board (SCAAB) - Reviews requests for variances to the Sign Code
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