Sign Ordinance and Permits
Download the Sign Permit Application
View the current City of Fort Worth Sign Ordinance.
The Sign Ordinance includes regulations governing all signs in Fort Worth, including political signs, window signs, attached signs, detached signs, unified sign agreements, electronic changeable copy signs, sales office/model home signs, homebuilder directional signs and on premise signs. The sign ordinance prohibits any new off premise sign or billboards.
Residential home builders/developers are required to use kiosks for off-premise directional signage. Any interested builder or developer should contact George Faris, at Baker Clearview Kiosk Systems, 817-737-4472.
For Sign Permit information, contact the Development Inspector Specialist-Sign, Jimmy Greene at 817-392-7848.
If you have additional questions concerning the sign or zoning ordinance, contact the Zoning staff at 817-392-8028.
For all other questions, contact Customer Service at 817-392-2222.
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Permit Fee Schedules
- 2017 Fee Schedule
- 2016 Fee Changes
- Platting, Zoning and Board of Adjustment
- Electrical and Sign
- Building Fee Estimator
Electrical, mechanical and plumbing fees include a Fee Estimation worksheet. You can estimate your building permit fees by selecting the Building Fee Estimator link. You will need to know the occupancy code for commercial construction permit fee estimates. For residential, occupancy code R is for the dwelling structure and occupancy code U is for garage, carport or other structure.