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Home » Town Services » Planning and Zoning » Sign Permit

Sign Permit

To Obtain a Permit:

The minimum information needed to complete an application for a sign permit:

  1. Project name.
  2. Project address.
  3. Property owner’s name.
  4. Tax parcel # (may be obtained from the tax office, if not on file).
  5. Total contract cost.
  6. Sign and/or electrical contractor.
  7. Lot dimensions and storefront dimensions.
  8. Complete the applicable section(s):  Freestanding, Attached, Window.
  9. Drawings of lot & sign showing dimensions of each.


What is the Cost of the Permit?

First Sign  $100.00
Each Additional Sign $50.00/sign
30 Days Temporary Sign $50.00 + $1 per additional temporary sign
Renewal for Temporary Signs $1.00
Electric Signs Fee $45.00/sign


Do I Need an Electrical Permit?

Yes, all signs requiring electricity must be installed by a licensed electrician.  The cost is $55.00 for the Electrical Permit.


Can I Get the Permit the Same Day?

Generally, yes.  The application must be reviewed/approved by the Zoning Officer before a permit can be issued.  Permit must be obtained before the sign is installed.


Additional Information That May Be Required:

  1. For signs located in the Historic District, contact the Historic Planner.
  2. Signs in the Primary Fire District have additional restrictions.
  3. Depending on size, an engineer seal may be required for the 120 MPH Wind Zone.
  4. Freestanding signs may not be located within any utility easement.  Contact the Electrical Department.
  5. Footers must be inspected prior to pouring concrete.