Sign Permits

Most sign types require an approved sign permit in order to erect them in the Town limits or in the Town's Extra-Territorial Planning Jurisdiction (ETJ). Monument signs, wall signs, awning signs and many other sign types require a Sign Permit to be submitted for review. Temporary signs for special events or grand openings require a Temporary Banner Permit to be submitted for review.  All signs must comply with Knightdale's Unified Development Ordinance requirements, specifically Chapter 12, in order to be approved.

What is the Submittal and Review Process?

Signs Requiring A Permit (Excluding Temporary Signs)

To submit a sign permit for permanent signs, a completed Sign Permit application, a $75 processing fee, four (4) copies of the building elevations and four (4) copies of the sign elevations are always required. In addition to the items list above, a monument sign application also needs to include four (4) copies of the sketch plan/plot plan identifying the sign location. Please reference the sign permit application for further information regarding the submittal requirements.

Once submitted the sign will be routed to the Wake County Building and Inspections Department, if necessary, and the Knightdale Development Services Department for review. The cost for the sign's building permit is calculated once the sign permit is submitted and reviewed. The applicant is notified of the building permit costs once all applicable departments have approved the sign permit application. The applicant will receive comments or approval on their sign permit within five (5) business days from submittal. The sign permit will not be issued until all applicable departments have determined that the sign complies with all regulations.

Temporary Signs

To submit a sign permit for temporary banners, a completed Temporary Banner Permit application and a $25 per event application fee are required. Banners shall be permitted for no more than four (4) events per calendar year with a maximum time period for each event of 14 calendar days. This is applicable to both commercial and non-profit community events.

Don't forget to reference Knightdale's prohibited signs ordinance and permitted signs that do not require a permit!



Donna Tierney