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-J, on March 5, 2019.
Sign companies are required to register with the City of Southlake as a sign contractor, using the Contractor Registration Application.
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 at 817-748-8215 to determine if special sign regulations apply to your location.
Sign Variance Applications
Please contact Planning & Development Services staff for complete details on the requirements for sign variances and master sign plan applications.
Please note all sign variance and master sign plan applications must be submitted by email to [email protected] by 5 P.M. on the submittal date.
- Master Sign Plan and Sign Variance Application Deadlines
- Sign Variance (for individual sign variance requests)
- Master Sign Plan (for developments - please refer to Section 8 of the Sign Ordinance for design guidelines)
Sign Permit Types
Need to find information about which sign permit type is right for your home or business? Use the tabbed feature below to navigate different sign types and corresponding page numbers to Southlake's Sign Ordinance No. 704-J. As noted above, please apply for all sign permit types through EnerGov Customer Self Service.
- Temporary Sign Types
- Existing For Sale/Lease Signs
- Attached Sign Types
- Outdoor String Lights
- Monument Sign Types
Temporary (Banner) - p. 18-19
|Grand Opening Banner||p. 18|
|Park & Recreation Banner||p. 18|
|Light Pole Banner||p. 19|
Temporary (Special Purpose Sign) - p. 19
Temporary (Sandwich Board/Restricted Parking) - p. 19
|Sandwich Board||p. 19|
|Restricted Parking||p. 19|
Temporary (Development/Construction) - p. 19-20
|New Construction For Sale/Leasing Sign||p. 19|
|Non-Residential Development/Construction Sign||p. 19|
|Residential Development/Construction Sign||p. 20|
Existing For Sale and Lease - p. 20, 42, 43
|Existing Commercial Building For Sale/Leasing Sign||p. 20|
|Design Guidelines||p. 42|
|Figure 1 Recommended Design Palette||p. 43|
Attached - p. 21-22
|Reverse Channel Letters|
|Individually-mounted channel letters|
Attached Special - p. 23-24
|Flat Panel A|
|Flat Panel B|
Outdoor String Lights - p. 23
Monument - p. 24-28
|Monument Sign for Businesses|
|Special Monument Sign|
|Drive Through, Non-Food Service|