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Sign Ordinance and Permits

For Sign Permit information, please contact the Development Inspector Specialist-Sign, Robert Bacon at 817-392-7848.

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.

Developer and Builder Signs / City Kiosk Program Information Summary

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.

Online Permitting

To check and research permits, inspections, or apply for certain permits online please go to our Online Permit System. You can download instructions here in English or Spanish.

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