Signs, awnings, banners and strobe lights located on private property and portable signs (commonly known as A-Boards) regardless of location are regulated by Title 32 (known as the sign code) of the Portland City Code.
|Sign Specialist for signs, awnings and banners located on private property (503) 823-7996|
|Sign Specialist for portable (A-Board) signs only (503) 823-7891|
Mail / Location:
|City of Portland
Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201
A separate permit application is required for each sign or awning.
Bureau staff will check the proposed sign or awning for consistency with sign code standards applicable to the zoning and use of the proposed sign location. Staff will also determine if additional reviews are needed for compliance with land use standards (e.g. adjustment or design review) or structural standards.
The Bureau of Development Services commercial electrical inspections section inspects sign and awning permits.