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Sign Ordinance

The Sign Ordinance was enacted to provide uniform standards for the location, spacing, height, lighting and other regulation of signs within the City of Fort Worth. The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the health, safety, welfare, convenience and enjoyment of the general public from injury which may be caused by the unregulated construction of signs.

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.

Sign Permit

The Zoning Section implements and enforces the sign ordinance and in the following cases, a Sign Permit must be obtained (see ordinance for all requirements).

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 or gfaris@clearviewkiosk.com.

How to apply for electronic permit

(paper plans not accepted)

Plans may be submitted electronically through the City’s online permitting system.

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What is required for Electronic Submittal

Contact Chris Valtierra 817-392-7843 for additional information.

Permit Fees

Application fee: $33.00*
Revisions: $50.00 per Hour
Unified Sign Agreement:$1,500.00
Board of Adjustment:Non-Residential Variance $750.00*
Non-Residential Special Exception $1,000.00*/Electronic Changeable Copy

If you have additional questions concerning the sign or zoning ordinance, contact the zoning staff at 817-392-8028.

* Additional fees may apply

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Zoning Questions

Telephone
Zoning: 817-392-8028
Urban Forestry: 817-392-7933
Board of Adjustment: 817-392-8026

Email
ZoningLandUse@fortworthtexas.gov

UrbanForestry@fortworthtexas.gov

BoardOfAdjustment@fortworthtexas.gov

Fax
817-392-7526

Location
City Hall
200 Texas St.
Lower Level, Northeast Corner
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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