Sign Ordinance


The Sign Ordinance creates the legal framework for comprehensive and balanced sign guidelines for the city. City Council adopted the current ordinance, Sign Ordinance No. 704-I, on October 4, 2016. *Ordinance 704-I features changes to the regulations regarding Existing Commercial Building For Sale or Lease Signage. Click here to view a letter explaining these changes. Please be advised you have until December 5, 2016 to submit a permit application to the City to bring any existing for sale or lease signs into compliance. This application can be found below. 
 
Please be aware that many commercial developments in the city are subject to special sign regulations, called Conditional Sign Permits or Master Sign Plans. A partial listing of these developments include Southlake Town Square, Shops of Southlake, Gateway/Wyndham Plaza, Jellico Square, Southlake Corners, Bicentennial Retail Plaza, and Watermere. Please contact Planning & Development Services staff to determine if special sign regulations apply to your location.

Sign Permit Applications

Sign Variance Applications

Please contact Planning & Development Services staff for complete details on the requirements for sign variances and master sign plan applications.
  • Sign Variance (for individual sign variance requests)
  • Master Sign Plan (for developments - please refer to Section 8 of the Sign Ordinance for design guidelines)