Signs for Temporary Events

Everything you need to know about signs for your next event

Last updated Jul. 01, 2019 - 2:13 pm

A zoning permit is required for all temporary event signs, including:

  • Banners
  • Windblown signs such as pennants, spinners and streamers
  • Portable Signs
  • Gas balloons
  • Flags
  • Moored blimps

A business may display up to five signs at a temporary event. However, no signs may be placed on any curb, sidewalk, post pole, hydrant, bridge, tree or other surface located on, over or across any public street or right-of-way.

Portable and windblown signs may be up to 64 square feet.

After the permit expires, all signs must be removed within 24 hours.

Submittal Requirements

Submit the following documents to the Development Services Customer Service Center on the 4th floor of One Exchance Plaza (Downtown Raleigh):

Temporary Event Sign Permit Application, including starting and ending dates for the event
• Landlord approval, if applicable

Expected Processing Time for Development Projects


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