Sign Permits

The City of Cleveland requires business, commercial or residential, to obtain a sign permit before installation.

There are specific guidelines that must be followed based on the commercial district the business is located.  It is very important that a business review the guidelines before purchasing and installing a sign.


Business owners and/or building owners are required to submit a master sign plan .  If you are a tenant, you must check with the landlord or city staff of the requirements of the master sign plan. 

Sign Permit Application

Temporary Sign/Banner Application



Sign Ordinance