Sign Permits

Sign Permits are required for all new, relocated, modified, or redesigned signs within the City of Fridley. Before a sign may be displayed, the sign erector has to submit an application for Contractor license to the City.

City License Application

There are two different types of signs that require a permit in Fridley - Permanent and Temporary.

Permanent Signs

A permanent sign is constructed of durable materials, including plastic or metal. Permanent signs are durable , easily maintained, and are intended to be used for an indefinite period of time. The application fee for a permanent sign is $350 for any size.

Download the permanent sign application.

Temporary Signs

A temporary sign is fabricated of paper, plywood, fabric, or other light, impermanent material intended to be displayed for a short period of time. Examples include: banners, porta-panel signs, and sandwich board signs. Temporary signs may be displayed for a period of 14 days after a permit has been issued. The application fees for a temporary sign are $75 if under 40 sq. ft. or $100 if over 40 sq. ft.

Download the temporary sign application.

Other Signs

Certain types of signs may be displayed without a permit:

  • Window signs
  • Address signs
  • Bench signs
  • Rummage/Garage Sale signs
  • Personal Expression signs
  • Informational/Directional signs
  • Flags
  • Government/Institutional signs
  • Any sign less than 3 square feet

Sign Code

See Chapter 214 of the City Code for the entire sign code.