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Commercial Sign

Installation of a permanent advertising sign. The permit may include electrical and may be a wall mounted, pole or monument mounted sign. All building mounted signs for a single independent building may be submitted as a single permit application. However, each pole or monument sign must be submitted as a separate permit.

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application for a Sign Permit (1 original signed & 1 copy)
  • Notice of Commencement (1 copy recorded): Any improvement for which the direct contract price is greater than $2,500. Must be submitted prior to scheduling the first inspection.
  • Site Plan (2 copies or sets). 
  • Drawings/Plans/Engineering (2 copies or sets): Engineered drawings or site specific specifications. Ground signs and pole signs that are over 10 feet in height or over 40 sq ft in total aggregate area will need signed and sealed engineering.Signs of smaller size, will not require signed and sealed plans from an engineer, however, all the information for loads, code compliance and construction details including all the fasteners must be included in the submittal.
On Application
  • Building Flat Fee: $90
  • Surcharge: $4
At Issuance
  • Zoning Review: $22

Licenses That Can Pull This Permit Type

  • Owner-Builder: Not more than $75,000 in cost. Must not rent or sell the property within one (1) year of completion of the permit.
  • Certified Building: Must subcontract any electric work to a licensed electrical contractor.
  • Certified General: Must subcontract any electric work to a licensed electrical contractor.
  • Certified Sign Electrical
  • Registered Building: Must subcontract any electric work to a licensed electrical contractor.
  • Registered General: Must subcontract any electric work to a licensed electrical contractor.
  • Registered Sign Electrical
  • Local Sign Non Electrical: Only if no electrical work is performed.

Review Disciplines

  • Zoning: A review the proposed work for compliance with the land development regulations. This includes zoning, setbacks and any other regulations pertaining to the location and type of structure.
  • Building Plans Examiner: A review of the proposed work to ensure that the structure will be in compliance with the applicable structural requirements of the Florida Building Code. This also includes wind loads and flood loads.

Typical Inspections/Certifications/As Builts

Inspection Type (IVR System Code):
  • Building Final (925): Made after all work is complete. Electrical, mechanical, plumbing, driveway and tree final inspections may be made prior to the building final inspection.
  • Zoning Final (965)

Note: Fee payments by check should be made payable to either "CCBCC" or Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Payments are also accepted by Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards.

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