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.
There are two different types of signs that require a permit in Fridley - Permanent and Temporary.
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.
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.
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
- Government/Institutional signs
- Any sign less than 3 square feet
See Chapter 214 of the City Code for the entire sign code.