Portland Sign Permits
Portland communities are very particular about sign placement and installation of exterior signage. What is allowable depends on many factors. S2 Imaging has been a trusted sign company for 20+ years; we have a wealth of experience to draw on. Let us help you navigate sign permitting requirements before producing and installing personalized signs.
How long does it take? Some permits can be obtained immediately, while sign systems requiring design review take a minimum of 6 weeks. It’s good to ask early what is allowable; we will help you through this maze of requirements and process.
We are not able to assist with signs above ladder accessibility; however, we do have several installers who deal with electrical requirements and have a boom truck or other access equipment. If you are planning a large-scale outdoor sign system, we will refer you to them and coordinate any sign installation assistance with them.
For the City of Portland sign permit details, follow the links below.
- Sign Permit Application
- Portable / A-Board Sign Registration Form
- More information about sign and awning permits
Other surrounding communities have their own codes and forms. Some have quite stringent requirements regarding custom signs and outdoor banners, while others have none. Again, finding out early what the regulatory sign posture is will help us propose the right sign system and most affordable signage solution for your needs.
Highway signs are not regulated by individual communities, but by the Department of Transportation. If you are interested in the process to reserve an exit position and review the estimated cost of a travel sign, we will put you in touch with the Travel Information Council.