Temporary Event Signs

Last updated Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:23 am

A 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.



Approvals or Permits Issued

Temporary Event Sign Permit

Submittal Requirements

Required for Submittal

Submit the following documents to the Development Services Customer Service Center, One Exchange Plaza, 1 Exchange Plaza, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27601:

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

Additional Information

Expected Processing Time

Same business day


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