Sign Permitting Info


How to obtain a sign permit online or in-person.

Permanent signs such as wall, awning, marquee, pole/pylon, ground, monument, and directional signs are reviewed by the Zoning Division and the Division of Building Safety. You can now submit sign permits online!

Online Submittal Process: Sign permits can now be submitted online through Orange County Fast Track.

For online submittals, the following documents are required to be submitted:

  • Site plan (drawn to scale) indicating the location of the proposed sign.
    • For free-standing signs (such as ground, pole, or directional signs), the setback distance from the proposed sign to both the property lines, and to any existing ground or pole signs on site, shall be indicated on the site plan.
    • For signs erected on a building (wall, fascia, projecting, marquee, etc.), the site plan shall indicate the building frontage of the individual building, or tenant space. For individual tenants within a multi-tenant building, if the site plan provided does not indicate the individual tenant space building frontage, the zoning division will also accept a signed and sealed elevation drawing, with building frontage dimension or a scaled floor plan from a previously approved interior buildout permit.
  • Elevation drawing (drawn to scale), showing the dimensions of the proposed sign.
    • For free standing signs (such as ground, pole, or directional signs), the elevations shall depict the dimensions of the sign face, overall height from grade, clearance from bottom of sign to face to grade (if applicable), and illumination source.
    • For signs erected on a building (wall, fascia, projecting, marquee, etc.) the elevation drawings shall depict the location of the sign on the building, dimensions of the sign, calculation of copy area, illumination source, dimension of the building frontage, proposed sign height from grade, and projecting distance from the building.
  • Construction Documents prepared by an Architect or Engineer, registered in the State of Florida. These documents shall meet the following requirements:
    • Designed in accordance with 2017 Florida Building Code.
    • Shall comply with Basic Wind Speed Design Criteria. See Wind Zone Maps, Link to Infomap, and Wind Zone Map Tutorial.
    • All documents shall be signed, dated, and sealed by a state registered Architect or Engineer. For information on the digital signatures required for online permit submittal, view the Fast Track Digital Signatures User Guide.
    • Wall Signs that are painted or vinyl signage do not require structural certification.
    • Mall Sign applications will require certified installation documents. The installation details shall clearly specify the method of securing the sign to the existing structure of the construction of the sign. These documents shall be properly signed, sealed and dated by a state registered Architect or Engineer

Paper Submittal (in person):

Process:

Sign permits can be applied for in person at the County Administration Building located at 201 S. Rosalind Ave, on the first floor.

  1. Sign in to see the Zoning Division. You can enter the line remotely or set up an appointment online (QLESS Link), or sign in upon arrival.
  2. Once the Zoning Division reviews and approves the submittal, you will then be put back into line to see the Division of Building Safety.
  3. The Division of Building Safety will review the application and Construction Documents for compliance with the Florida Building Code.
  4. Once approved and fees paid, the building permit will be issued along with an Inspection Record card, stamped construction documents and payment receipt.   The stamped set should be available in the field for all County inspections.
  5. Sub-permits may be required, which are then linked to the Building Permit for record purposes.

Required Documentation for sign permits (paper submittal)

  • Permanent Sign Application, which shall include:
  • The owners estimated value must be written on the front of the application.
  • Page 2 of the Building Permit Application must be filled out completely when the estimated value exceeds $2,500.
  • The Notice of Commencement (NOC) form, if value of job is over the amount of $2,500.
  • Name and address of the owner of the proposed sign.
  • Name of the owner of the parcel on which the proposed sign is to be located.

Notarized Letter of Authorization from the property owner

  • Two (2) sets of the site plan, elevations, and construction documents.
  • Site plan (drawn to scale) indicating the location of the proposed sign. Two (2) copies required.
    • For free standing signs (such as ground, pole, or directional signs), the setback distance from the proposed sign to both the property lines, and to any existing ground or pole signs on site, shall be indicated on the site plan.
    • For signs erected on a building (wall, fascia, projecting, marquee, etc.), the site plan shall indicate the building frontage of the individual building, or tenant space. For individual tenants within a multi-tenant building, if the site plan provided does not indicate the individual tenant space building frontage, the zoning division will also accept a signed and sealed elevation.
  • Elevation drawing (drawn to scale), showing the dimensions of the proposed sign. Two (2) copies required.
    • For free standing signs (such as ground, pole, or directional signs), the elevations shall depict the dimensions of the sign face, overall height from grade, clearance from bottom of sign to face to grade (if applicable), and illumination source.
    • For signs erected on a building (wall, fascia, projecting, marquee, etc.) the elevation drawings shall depict the location of the sign on the building, dimensions of the sign, calculation of copy area, illumination source, dimension of the building frontage, proposed sign height from grade, and projecting distance from the building.
  • Construction Documents prepared by an Architect or Engineer, registered in the State of Florida. These documents shall meet the following requirements:
    • Designed in accordance with 2017 Florida Building Code.
    • Shall comply with Basic Wind Speed Design Criteria. See Wind Zone Maps, Link to Infomap, and Wind Zone Map Tutorial.
    • All documents shall be signed, dated, and sealed by a state registered Architect or Engineer. For information on the digital signatures required for online permit submittal, visit the Fast Track Digital Signatures User Guide.
    • Wall Signs that are painted or vinyl signage do not require structural certification.
    • Mall Sign applications will require certified installation documents. The installation details shall clearly specify the method of securing the sign to the existing structure of the construction of the sign. These documents shall be properly signed, sealed and dated by a state registered Architect or Engineer

Temporary Signs:

  • Applications for temporary signs, such as banner signs, Real Estate Signs, construction signs, or special event signs are reviewed by the Zoning Division. Download the Temporary Sign Permit Application here.
  • Temporary Signs do not require certified drawings (signed, sealed and dated by a state registered Architect or Engineer).
  • For information regarding temporary signs, including code requirements as well as permitting requirements, please contact the Zoning Division at 407-836-3111, or zoning@ocfl.net.
  • A Temporary Sign Permit application can be applied for in person at the County Administration Building located at 201 S. Rosalind Ave, on the first floor.

Fees

Contact Us

For questions, please call the Division of Building Safety:
 
Phone: (407) 836-5550