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.
Unless specifically exempted under UDO Chapter 12.4, all proposed permanent signage requires a zoning compliance sign permit. Additionally, most signs also require a commercial building permit for installation.
The following are required for a sign permit review: a fully 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.
To submit, you can mail or drop off the required documents per the sign permit application or you may email it directly to the contact listed below.
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.