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 Jurisdiction (ETJ). Monument signs, wall signs, awning signs and many other sign types require a Sign Permit to be submitted for review. In order to be approved, all signs must comply with Knightdale's Unified Development Ordinance requirements, specifically Chapter 12.



Proposed permanent signage requires a two-part submittal and review. All signs require a zoning review/permit and most require a building permit for installation. To submit a sign permit for review, please submit a completed Sign Permit application, a $75 processing fee, the building elevations, and the sign elevations. In addition to the aforementioned  items, a monument sign application must also include a site/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 reviewed to ensure it meets the Town's sign ordinance. The building permit application will be reviewed concurrently to the zoning review.  The cost for the sign's building permit is calculated during the sign permit review. The applicant will be notified of the building permit fees once both the zoning review and building permit review are completed.  The sign permit will not be issued until it is determined that the sign complies with all zoning and building code regulations.



Donna Tierney



You may apply for a temporary banner permit for special events or grand openings. You must submit a completed Temporary Banner Permit application and $25 per 2 week event before installing your banner. 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!



Aquila Blackwell
Planning Technician