Sign Projects

Sign Project Information
Sign permits are required for all permanent and temporary signs. Only a sign hanger that is licensed with the city of St. Cloud can obtain sign permits for permanent signs. See Contractor Licensing and Mechanical Exam Forms for additional information on getting licensed. Property owners, tenants (with a letter from the property owner), or licensed sign hangers can obtain permits for temporary signs.

Window Signs

Signs that are placed on the interior of a window do not require a sign permit. Signs that are placed on the exterior of a window do require a sign permit.

Cabinet Signs

Refacing of cabinet signs do not require a permit. If you are completely replacing the cabinet (even if it is the same size), a sign permit is needed.

Additional Signs

Separate electrical permits (obtained by a licensed electrician) are required for any wiring work for lighted signs.

Sign Permit Information

Permits shall become invalid unless the work is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced. 

Sign Permits

Download the Sign Permit Application (PDF) for paper plan review.
Click here to submit Sign Permit Application for electronic plan review.

Temporary Business Sign Permits

Download the Temporary Sign Permit Application (PDF) (to be printed and submitted with payment to the Building Safety Department at City Hall).
Electronic Temporary Sign Permit Application (to be submitted electronically).

Sign Permit Fees 

Download the Sign Erectors, Signs and Sign Inspection document (PDF) online.

Sign Project Informational Documents