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
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
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
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 Advisory and Appeals Board (SCAAB) - Reviews requests for variances to the Sign Code
- SCAAB Submittal & Hearing Schedule for 2013
- Sign Code Variance Application Form
- (*Please email DSD_Signs@tucsonaz.gov to schedule a presubmittal meeting one week prior to the submittal deadline.)
- Posted Notice for Public Hearing
- Affidavit for Public Notice Posting
- Rules of Procedure
- Sign Code Variance Case (SCAAB) Extension Request Form